As I said the magnificent texts at Lauds today, full of Scriptural and Patristic truth, I was struck by these words in the Hymn: “Suique Iesus immemor/ sibi nil reservat sanguinis.” [Forgetful of Himself, Jesus keeps back nothing of His Blood for Himself.]Because it reminded me of the words in the Easter hymn Ad cenam Agni providi, referring to the “Cruore roseo” of the Lord … as expounded by

Praise the Lord

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