Something for the weekend. My favorite rendition of Tantum Ergo movingly sung by The Daughters of Mary. God not only gifted the Angelic Doctor with perhaps the sharpest mind of any of the sons of Adam, but also made him, an ability demonstrated at the command of the Pope, a talented hymnist.
Something for the weekend. Tantum Ergo. It says something vastly significant about the Church that perhaps the greatest intellect of all time, Saint Thomas Aquinas, was not only a Doctor of the Church, but also capable of writing this magnificent hymn. On December 6, 1273, a few months before his death, Saint Thomas had a mystical experience while saying mass. He stopped writing at this point, saying that all that he had written was mere straw in comparison to what had been revealed to him. In Easter we celebrate that the God who made the Universe, died for each and every one of us and rose from the dead to deliver us from sin and death. Our intellects, through revelation, teach us much about that God. However, the love He has for us teaches us so much more. Easter is an everlasting reminder of that love and for those who embrace God’s love and grace, each day truly is Easter.
Tantum Ergo sung by the Daughters of Mary. Tantum Ergo is the final two verses of the hymn Pange Lingua Gloriosi written by Saint Thomas Aquinas at the request of Pope Urban IV for the new feast day of Corpus Christi. Continue Reading