Sunday, May 29, 2016

Repletion with the everlasting enjoyment of Christ's Divinity, as foreshadowed for the time being by the sacramental reception of his glorified Humanity

Sassetta, Thomas Aquinas in Prayer (1423/5),
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest
"Grant, O Lord, we pray,
that we may delight for all
in that share in your divine life,
which is foreshadowed in the
     present age
by our reception of your
     precious Body and Blood.
Who live and reign
     for ever and ever."

"Fac nos, quaesumus, Domine,
Divinitatis tuae sempiterna fruitione repleri,
Quam pretiosi Corporis et Sanguinis tui
Temporalis perceptio praefigurat.
Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum."

Cause us, we pray, O Lord, to be replete with the eternal enjoyment of your Divinity, which [eternal enjoyment] the temporal reception of your precious Body and Blood prefigures, [You] who live and reign for all eternity.

     Post Communion for the Feast of Corpus Christi, Roman missal.  =the 12th-century Corpus orationum no. 2597 =Bruylants no. 552.  Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas.  A subsequent (?) prayer for the Feast of St. Laurence on 7 July (Bruylants no. 483) begins with the second line:  "Divinitatis tuae, Domine, sempiterna fruitione satiemur: . . ."

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