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A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I have been accepted!


"Te Deum laudamus: te Dominum confitemur.
Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur.
Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi Caeli et universae Potestates;
Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae.
Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus,
Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus,
Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.
Te per orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia,
Patrem immensae maiestatis:
Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium;
Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.
Tu Rex gloriae, Christe.
Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius.
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum.
Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum.
Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.
Iudex crederis esse venturus.
Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni: quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.
Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari."

'O GOD, we praise Thee: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.
Everlasting Father, all the earth doth worship Thee.
To Thee all the Angels, the Heavens and all the Powers,
all the Cherubim and Seraphim, unceasingly proclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
The glorious choir of the Apostles,
the wonderful company of Prophets,
the white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.
Holy Church throughout the world doth acknowledge Thee:
the Father of infinite Majesty;
Thy adorable, true and only Son;
and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
Thou, having taken it upon Thyself to deliver man, didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.
Thou overcame the sting of death and hast opened to believers the Kingdom of Heaven.
Thou sitest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge.
We beseech Thee, therefore, to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.
Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.'



P.S. Turn your sound on! The Te Deum, when loaded should be playing!!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Sr. Judith Miryam, O.P. said...

Paul,
Congratulations my Dominican Brother-to-Be! Are you going to let us in all the details?! Entrance date? Etc. Etc. Our love and prayers are with you, in O.H.F. St. Dominic!

12:32 am  
Blogger Jeff Miller said...

Congrats!!!

http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester

2:52 am  
Anonymous arthur said...

CONGRATS!!

4:03 am  
Blogger A Holy Fool said...

Congrats!

May the Lord continue to bless and keep you.

May he always shine his face upon you.

May he forever grant you peace.

God's speed to you as you begin your journey as a Dominican!

6:37 am  
Blogger Julie D. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-)

2:11 pm  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Congratualtions to a brother Dominican! May St. Dominic and St. Catherine be your companions and may Mary Queen of the Most Holy Rosary protect you always!

4:18 am  
Blogger Maureen Martin said...

Congratulations! God bless you.

Maureen

3:05 pm  
Blogger Hecla Ma said...

:-) How good! God bless and keep you as you begin this new phase of your journey!

7:48 am  

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