Msgr. Pope: For my money, the best Advent hymn ever is Veni Redemptor Gentium (Come Redeemer of the Nations), written by St. Ambrose in the 4th century. It is more widely known by the title “Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth.” Sadly, it is not often sung in Catholic parishes today. Most Catholics I’ve asked have never even heard of it. Read here and listen to the hymn.
Advent Hymn of St. Ambrose: Veni Redemptor Gentium
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“These were twenty-two young men and boys, from thirteen to thirty years in age, who were martyred for the Catholic Faith in Uganda in Africa after undergoing cruel torments.” https://t.co/XXBPJXYGM99 hours ago 22 75
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“She was a queen, the wife of King Clovis of the Franks, who brought the French people as a nation into the Catholic Church in 496, when he was baptized at Rheims by Saint Remigius.” https://t.co/2grbDNSPIh9 hours ago 0 15
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“He is one of the great Irish saints. He was the founder of the famous monastery of Glendalough. Along with Saint Laurence O’Toole, he is one of the patron saints of Dublin.” https://t.co/ABN0b91PWy9 hours ago 3 10
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.Relevant thoughts from last year for this First Friday in June: On Loving and Hating in June: the Sacred Heart vs. Depraved ‘Pride’ https://t.co/TDHU79dTvF1 day ago 5 13