Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Litany Based on the Writings of St Thomas

Yesterday, we posted pictures of the Mass and procession held in honor of St Thomas Aquinas at the former Dominican convent of Toulouse, France, where his relics are kept. During the procession, a special litany is chanted, calling upon God with various attributes and titles taken from the writings of St Thomas; the full text is given in the jpg, which you can click to enlarge. At least part of this overlaps with a troped Kyrie Rex immense, Pater pie, of which I give a recording below; I don’t know if the Kyrie comes from words of the Saint, or vice versa, and I wasn’t able to find any further information. If anyone knows anything more about it, please share your information in the combox.

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