Monday, January 21, 2008

The Vatican Anthem

I'm sorry that I haven't completed the other post, but time has been against me, boo, and I badly want to finish writing it, don't know why. =D maybe I've been procrastinating, dear me, I am a bag of lazy bones. bleahs.

Anyway, I was looking through several blogs today and I found this from the transalpine redemptorists blog.

Here's the Vatican Anthem:

(Lyrics from


O Roma felix - O Roma nobilis.
Sedes es Petri, qui Romae effudit sanguinem,
Petri, cui claves datae sunt regni caelorum.
Pontifex, Tu successor es Petri;
Pontifex, Tu magister es tuos confirmas fratres;
Pontifex, Tu qui Servus servorum Dei,
hominumque piscator, pastor es gregis,
ligans caelum et terram.
Pontifex, Tu Christi es vicarius super terram,
rupes inter fluctus, Tu es pharus in tenebris;
Tu pacis es vindex, Tu es unitatis custos,
vigil libertatis defensor; in Te potestas.
Tu Pontifex, firma es petra, et super petram hanc
aedificata est Ecclesia Dei.
O felix Roma - O Roma nobilis.


O happy Rome - O noble Rome
You are the seat of Peter, whose blood was shed in Rome,
Peter, to whom the keys of the kingdom of heaven were given.
Pontiff, You are the successor of Peter;
Pontiff, You are the teacher, you confirm your brethren;
Pontiff, You who are the Servant of the servants of God,
and fisher of men, are the shepherd of the flock,
linking heaven and earth.
Pontiff, You are the vicar of Christ on earth,
a harbor amidst the waves, You are a beacon in the darkness;
You are the defender of peace, You are the guardian of unity,
watchful defender of liberty; in You is the authority.
You Pontiff, you are the unshakable rock, and on this rock
was built the Church of God.
O happy Rome - O noble Rome.

Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori.

Jesus, Mary, I love You; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Caritas enim Christi urget nos. 2 Cor 5:14

I must apologise for the long wait for this post to be finally completed. In a while, I hope, it will be done. :)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder II

Caritas enim Christi urget nos 2 Cor. 5:14

For the charity of Christ presseth us ...

Here's the link to a post I wrote on the same topic sometime late in August last year. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder. First hand experience has taught me that. I'm sure all of you know what it means when absence makes the heart grow fonder :) I have been thinking alot lately, more than I should, I think ;) perhaps thats the reason why I'm feeling so tired every morning, for most of the thinking comes at night when im already so drained from the day's events, together with the "drowsy-inducing" anti-histamines, its no wonder i have trouble keeping my eyes open in the morning. bleahs. :[] (*yawn) don't worry, im perfectly normal and healthy, just a little itchy. :p

Enough of all my nonsense above, which I don't know why I even bother putting up ;) (most probably to tell you that i'm human too) Here are my thoughts as to why the clichéd phrase is so true, so real for me.

Fortunate indeed shall I be, if I lose all to gain Thee, my God, my treasure, my love, my all!

Read the red words in the picture on your right. The psalmist accurately wrote out what Jesus went through during His Agony in the garden. My Heart hath expected reproach and misery: and I looked for one that would grieve together with Me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort Me, and I found none. Read here, from the Mystical City of God to get more insights into Jesus's prayer in the garden and how Mary joined therein.

More later ...

Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori

Jesus, Mary, I love You; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

a little something ...

Its been a long time coming, (to me of course, approx. 2 weeks) I haven't been able to write about who/what I love most. (my Jesus of course) Boo. but thats because I have had my days planned out for me for the whole holidays :p but heh I had a good time. Now term's starting soon in a few days, so that means back to the laptop soon, so the next nice long post will be out soon I hope. :) when i settle down from everything. It still feels so "holiday-ish" anyway and my dear eyes still can't seem to open every morning even though I sleep way way early.. :] bleahs.

Dearest Infant Jesus, so meek, so humble, so pure, I do love Thee, with all my heart and my soul. :)

Dearest Mother Mary, please pray for me. :)

Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori.

Jesus, Mary, I love You; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)