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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Prayer Before a Crucifix

On each of the Fridays of Lent, a plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who, after Communion, recite the "Prayer Before a Crucifix" before an image of Christ crucified:

Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel and with burning soul, pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity; true contrition for my sins; and a firm purpose of amendment; while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy Five Most Precious Wounds, pondering over them within me while I call to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my Jesus: "They have pierced My Hands and My Feet, they have numbered all My Bones." Amen

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Guide to Latin Prayers: Lesson 05 - Domine Non Sum Dignus

Lord, I am not worthy.

Matthew 8:

5 And when he had entered into Capharnaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grieviously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him. 8 And the centurion making answer, said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed...
...13 And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour.

Domine non sum dignus
(DOH-mee-nay  nohn  soom  DEE-nyoos)

ut intres sub tectum meum
(oot  EEN-trays  soob  TEHK-toom  MAY-oom)

sed tantum dic verbo
(sehd  TAHN-toom  deek  VAIR-boh)

et sanabitur anima mea
(eht  sah-NAH-bee-toor  AH-nee-mah  MAY-ah)