O Magne Pater (O Father Great)

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O Magne Pater (O Father Great)

O Magne Pater is an antiphon to God, the Father by the German mystic Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). It begins: “O magne Pater, in magna necessitate sumus (O Father great, in great necessity we are)”. 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 teacher of theology and a profound scholar of natural

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