Do you know the feeling of having said a prayer any number of times, and then, all of a sudden, a word in it – previously passed quickly over – suddenly brings you to an abrupt halt? I once had that experience while saying the ‘Sunday’ portion of the ‘prayer of S Ambrose’ before Mass.

“Repelle a me … spiritum superbiae et cenodoxiae”. “Send far from me the spirit of … pride and”, er, what?

Praise the Lord

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