Tantum ergo Sacramentum (Holy sacrament, most holy)

Tantum ergo Sacramentum (Holy sacrament, most holy)

Author: Thomas Aquinas; Translator: Harry Hagan
Tune: ST. THOMAS (Wade)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Author: 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 >

Translator: Harry Hagan

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Text Information

First Line: Tantum ergo Sacramentum (Holy sacrament, most holy)
Latin Title: Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Translator: Harry Hagan
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1990, St. Meinrad Archabbey. Published by OCP



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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #141

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #138

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