O Eterne Deus (O Eternal God)

Posted June 12, 2016 10:36 pm by Webmaster

O Eterne Deus (O Eternal God)

O Eterne Deus is an votive antiphon to God, the Father by the German mystic Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). It begins: “O eterne Deus, nunc tibi placeat ut in amore illo ardeas (O eternal God,may you be pleased to blaze once more in love)”. Complete Latin text, English translation, musical score, and commentary can be found here (opens in new window). Approved by her contemporaries: St. Bernard of Clairvaux and Pope Eugene III, in 2012 Benedict XVI formalized her canonization and declared Hildegard the 35th Doctor of the Universal Church, citing this 12th century Benedictine abbess as “an authentic

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