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Hidden Here before Me (Adoro Te Devote) (Ante Ti Me Postro)

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Author: St. Thomas Aquinas, c. 1227-1274

Thomas of Aquino, confessor and doctor, commonly called The Angelical Doctor, “on account of," says Dom Gueranger, "the extraordinary gift of understanding wherewith God had blessed him," was born of noble parents, his father being Landulph, Count of Aquino, and his mother a rich Neapolitan lady, named Theodora. The exact date of his birth is not known, but most trustworthy authorities give it as 1227. At the age of five he was sent to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino to receive his first training, which in the hands of a large-hearted and God-fearing man, resulted in so filling his mind with knowledge and his soul with God, that it is said the monks themselves would often approach by stealth to hear the words of piety and wisdo… Go to person page >

Translator (Spanish): José María Pemán, 1897-1981

(no biographical information available about José María Pemán, 1897-1981.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hidden here before me (Adoro te devote) (Ante ti me postro)
Title: Hidden Here before Me (Adoro Te Devote) (Ante Ti Me Postro)
Latin Title: Adoro te devote
Author: St. Thomas Aquinas, c. 1227-1274
Translator (Spanish): José María Pemán, 1897-1981
Source: English tr. from A Book of Prayers
Language: English; Spanish
Copyright: English tr. © 1982, ICEL



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #466

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #666

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