Panis Angelicus (Jesus, Our Living Bread)

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Panis angelicus fit panis hominum (Jesus, our living bread, Great gift from heaven sent)

Author: Thomas Aquinas; Translator: Jerome S. Siwek
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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: Jerome S. Siwek

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First Line: Panis angelicus fit panis hominum (Jesus, our living bread, Great gift from heaven sent)
Title: Panis Angelicus (Jesus, Our Living Bread)
Latin Title: Panis angelicus fit panis hominum
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Translator: Jerome S. Siwek
Meter: 12 12 12 8
Language: English; Latin
Copyright: Tr. © 1986, World Library Publications


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