Panis Angelicus (Holy and Living Bread)

Panis angelicus, fit panis hominum (Holy and living bread, wondrous food from heaven sent)

Author (Latin): Thomas Aquinas; Author (English): Owen Alstott
Tune: SACRIS SOLEMNIS
Published in 3 hymnals

Author (Latin): Thomas Aquinas

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 >

Author (English): Owen Alstott

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First Line: Panis angelicus, fit panis hominum (Holy and living bread, wondrous food from heaven sent)
Title: Panis Angelicus (Holy and Living Bread)
Author (Latin): Thomas Aquinas
Author (English): Owen Alstott
Language: English
Copyright: © 2001, OCP

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #367

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #854

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #836

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