Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Great Mystery

I came across the piece below a few hours ago. It's by the American composer Morten Lauridsen.

I don't have a hook for posting "O Magnum Mysterium" today. A traditional Christmas prayer, it certainly doesn't fit, liturgically-speaking, with the day before Ash Wednesday -- or with spirit of Mardi Gras.

But, it was so beautiful I had to share it:

One English translation:

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.

Hat-tip: Joseph Susanka

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