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Mossén Juan Tallante: "Prayer to the Crucifix"

Holy Saturday 2005

Prayer to the Crucifix

Almighty God, unchangeable,
   Who framed the universe entire
      Thy truth to see;
Thou who for loving us so well
   Didst in Thine agony expire
      On Calvary;
Since with such suffering didst deign
   To make amend for our transgression,
      O Agnus Dei.
Placed with the thief let us obtain
   Salvation in his grief's confession:
      Memento mei.

Mossén Juan Tallante (late 15th century)
tr. from Spanish by Thomas Walsh

The Catholic Anthology: The World's Great Catholic Poetry (revised edition, 1940), ed. Thomas Walsh and George N. Shuster, p. 143.

See also Frederick William Orde Ward: "The Beatific Vision" and Saturday, April 19, 2003.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sat. 03/26/05 08:44:11 AM
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