Saturday, October 1, 2016

Panis Angelicus



PANIS ANGELICUS

LIFE MAGAZINE'S HISTORICAL PHOTOS

Quebec - 1942


This first photo and the following were taken by Life Magazine's John Philips.  Here we see the Parish Priest and sacristan walking up the sidewalk on home visitation.   We can assume this is a serious visit as the children of the house are kneeling alongside the road. 



In this second photo we become aware of a second photographer who must have been standing alongside of the house.  The little girl continues to kneel in prayer. 

Life Magazine revealed to us that the Priest was indeed on a serious visit as he was carrying a Consecrated Host to a dying child.


O Mary, Mother of Mercy, we pray for the child for whom the Eucharist was being carried so carefully and with such dignity and holy reference.  He was a child so we know he is safe in your arms and heaven's abode. We pray also for all the other folks caught in these historical photos for they have all surely passed into the beyond.  

But I fear and tremble when I think of my sins, and of the hour of my own death which draws nearer with each day, indeed with each hour. 

If now, already, I feel the pang of a sin-stained conscience, if now the weight of my sins press me almost to despair, what shall I do in the sad hour of my death?

O my protectress, in the blood of thy divine Son, and in thy mighty intercession, I place my hope. Obtain for me from my blessed Redeemer, sincere sorrow for my sins, true contrition and a resolute will of amendment. And when the moment of death approaches, help me, Mary, in my struggle, strengthen me against all assaults of Satan, assist me to gain the crown of victory. Let me now frequently call upon thee, that with the sacred name of Jesus, and thy holy name upon my tongue, I may depart from this life in peace and enter the celestial abodes of eternity. Amen.


Panis Angelicus - Click on sound bar to play now.




Heavenly bread
That becomes the bread for all mankind;
Bread from the angelic host
That is the end of all imaginings;
Oh, miraculous thing!
This body of God will nourish
Even the poorest,
The most humble of servants.
Even the poorest,
The most humble of servants.

Heavenly bread
That becomes the bread for all mankind;
Bread from the angelic host
That is the end of all imaginings;
Oh, miraculous thing!
This body of God will nourish
Even the poorest,
The most humble of servants.
Even the poorest,
The most humble of servants.




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