A little late for Corpus Christi last Thursday, I know. (How is it we don’t have Corpus Christi Sunday? Just like Ascension Thursday Sunday?)
O sacrum convivium (Francisco Guerrero, 1528 – 1599, of Seville). It is the Magnificat antiphon for the second vespers of the feast of Corpus Christi. The prayer is generally attributed to St Thomas Aquinas. It moved some to tears, as we see.
O sacrum convivium! in quo Christus sumitur: recolitur memoria passionis eius: mens impletur gratia et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur. Alleluia.
O sacred banquet! In which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory to us is given. Alleluia.
Westminster Cathedral Choir sang Guerrero’s O sacrum convivium in St Peter’s on the day after Cardinal Nichols and 19 others received their red hats in 2014 . Beautiful singing, as usual.