Monday, June 08, 2009
Catholic poetry: O Roma Felix!
O Roma felix,
quae duorum Principum
es consecrata glorioso sanguine!
O happy Rome!
Whom that most glorious blood
For ever consecrates while ages flow:
Thou, thus empurpled, art more beautiful
Than all that doth appear most beautiful below.
Praise, blessing, majesty, through endless days,
Be to the Trinity immortal given,
Who in pure Unity, profoundly sways
Eternally all things like in earth and heaven.
In the photo are seen the famous old words put on the rooftop of the North American seminary in Rome by Cardinal Spellman in the fifties.