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:
Hat-tip: Joseph Susanka
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.