Thursday, March 24, 2016

Holy Thursday, Year C

On this most sacred day, Holy Thursday, we pray that the peace of which the Eucharist is the sign and source may fill our world.

We offer for your meditation this English translation of Ubi Caritas, the IX-Xth century hymn sung the Offertory at today's Mass:
Where charity and love are, God is there. 
Christ's love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart. 
Where charity and love are, God is there.
As we are gathered into one body,
Beware, lest we be divided in mind.
Let evil impulses stop, let controversy cease,
And may Christ our God be in our midst.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
And may we with the saints also,
See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good,
Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.
Last Supper, Jesus and St. John detail,  Taddeo Gaddi,  Santa Croce, Florence

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