Friday, April 18, 2008

Pope Posts, pt 1: A Pleasant Surprise

My internal monologue sitting in Nationals Stadium reading the program after communion: Oh, I love Panis Angelicus. Good choice. Wait, wha--? Placido Domingo?? Like, the actual guy? No way. (Placido appears on the giant screen) Well look at that. Cool! Hey! Everyone quit clapping, we're at mass!



Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis coelicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.
Te trina Deitas
unaque poscimus:
Sic nos tu visita,
sicut te colimus;
Per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam inhabitas.
Amen.

Translation:

The Bread of Angels
becomes the bread of men;
The Bread of heaven
ends all prefigurations:
What wonder!
a poor and humble servant
consumes him, the Lord.
We beg of You,
God, One in Three
that you visit us,
as we worship You.
By your ways,
lead us who seek
the light in which You dwell.
Amen.

2 comments:

Paul Cat said...

It was AMAZING to hear him sing Panis Angelicus.

Andie said...

Mmmm, yeah. Pretty much.