Monday, March 31, 2008

Singing = twice praying, I wasn't trying to escape...

“Singing is twice praying.” Saint Francis is one saint who loved to sing praise! Often wondered what he meant by that. Well, I guess when you sing, the words form (or usually form) a prayer:
“Ave Maria...”
Now when you sing, it’s often out of happiness
“Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”
or sadness
“Stabat Mater dolorosa…”
or just something to do when you can’t express anything.
Whatever it is you sing, you add a bit of yourself into it. Even if singing isn’t your thing, if you really sing with your heart and love, the meaning is still there.
The prayer and your love of that what “singing is twice praying” means?

Our Lady sang too!

Magnificat anima mea Dominum,
et exultavit spiritus meus
in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.

Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies timentibus eum.

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
dispersit superbos mente cordi sui;
deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles;
implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.

Suscepit Israel puerum suum,
recordatus misericordiae,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.

Found here!

Happy Feast of the Annunciation!

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