LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Dies Iræ – Day Seventeen

Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis:
Gere curam mei finis.

Low I kneel, with heart submission;
See, like ashes, my contrition !
Help me in my last condition.

Ultimately our hearts, our minds, must recognize that we have no merit; that it is only through our recognition and acknowledgement of our sinfulness and unworthiness that we may be saved . . . so we beg God, even now, to give us the grace to achieve the condition which will merit His love.

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