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St. Anselm of Canterbury: "To Our Lord in the Sacrament"

Holy Thursday 2005

To Our Lord in the Sacrament

Hail! Christ's pure Body—born of the Holy Virgin—
   Living flesh, and true Man, and perfect Godhead!
Hail! Fount of health, of life—the Way, the world's redemption—
   Thy mighty right hand free us from all evil!

Hail! Christ's pure Blood. Hail! hallowed Draught of Heaven,
   Life-giving Wave that cleanseth all offenses!
From Christ's own Heart—while on the Cross He dieth—
   Thou gushest forth! O, hail! Fount of salvation!

St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
tr. from Latin by Romano Rios, OSB

The Catholic Anthology: The World's Great Catholic Poetry (revised edition, 1940), ed. Thomas Walsh and George N. Shuster, p. 47.

See also Evelyn Underhill: "Corpus Christi" and John Donne: Holy Sonnets XIV.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 03/24/05 07:13:04 AM
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