Contemplata aliis Tradere

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

May all the Saints pray for us!

"Salvator mundi, salva nos omnes:
Sancta Dei Genetrix Virgo semper Maria, ora pro nobis:
Precibus quoque sanctorum apostolorum,
martyrum et confessorum atque sanctarum virginum,
suppliciter petimus ut a malis omnibus eruamur,
bonisque omnibus nunc et semper perfrui mereamur."

'Saviour of the world, save us all:
Holy Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, pray for us:
We also humbly implore the prayers of the blessed apostles,
martyrs, confessors and holy virgins,
that we may be saved from every evil,
and merit to enjoy every good, now and forever.'

- Magnificat antiphon for Second Vespers of the Solemnity of all the Saints
in the Dominican Breviary.

The fresco above is the San Marco altarpiece by Fra Angelico, a Dominican friar and artist of 15th century Florence.


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