We are in Passion Week, countdown to the most important events (Passion, Death and Resurrection) in the Liturgical year and on which Man’s redemption lies. On this great mystery, Christ’s Holy Church was built. Our prayers and meditations are now centred on the Suffering Saviour’s last days among His Apostles and followers on Earth, but Whose Sacrifice should be ever-present in our own lives, and re-enacted daily through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
O PASSIO MAGNA!
O passio magna!
O profunda vulnera!
O inestimabilis dolor!
O largissima effusio sanguinis!
O abundantissima effusio lacrimarum!
O dulcis dulcedo!
O mortis amaritudo!
Da mihi vitam aeternam.
O great Passion!
O profound wounds!
O immeasurable sorrow!
O most copious shedding of blood!
O most abundant outpouring of tears!
O surpassing sweetness!
O death suffered in every bitterness!
Give me eternal life.