26 May – St. Philip Neri: Hearts on fire!
Today is the feast of the great co-patron of Rome with St. Peter: St. Philip Neri.
From a couple weeks ago.
The tomb of the saint in the Chiesa Nuova.
Here is his…
Deus, qui fideles tibi servos
sanctitatis gloria sublimare non desistis,
ut illo nos igne Spiritus Sanctus inflammet,
quo beati Philippi cor mirabiliter penetravit.
Sublimo, according to the thorough Lewis & Short Dictionary, is “to lift up on high, to raise, elevate”. Penetro is, in the first place, “to put, place, or set any thing into any thing”. You might use this verb to describe a person putting his foot inside a house. It can also