The original Latin words to “All Glory, Laud and Honor" were written by Theodulph of Orleans (760-821). Theodulph was born into the Italian nobility, but decided on a life of religious service. His first position was as abbot of a monastery in Firenze (Florence), Italy. In 781, Charlemagne appointed him Bishop of Orleans, France. However, his flourishing career came to an abrupt end with Charlemagne’s death. Louis the Pious suspected Theodulph of secret loyalty to political leaders in Italy, the country of his birth. These suspicions led to Theodulph’s imprisonment in Angiers in 818. It was there he wrote “All Glory, Laud and Honor”, and later perished. (more ↠)
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November 26, 2017 10:30
November 19, 2017 10:30
Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) was an English cleric, author and poet. Faber excelled in school, was awarded scholarships for his general scholarship as well as prizes for his poetry. Raised a Calvinist, as a young man he changed to the Anglican Church. Mind you, the Anglican Church included (and includes) strands that are essentially Catholic minus the Pope (the big sticking point for Henry VIII who founded the Anglican church) — and that was the strand which Faber joined. With time he ’finished the job’ and converted to Catholicism, and founded what amounted to a monastic order. He was a prolific author in spite of chronic ill health, writing hymns, epic poems and theological tomes (including an eight volume opus entitled "The Foot of the Cross").
November 12, 2017 10:30
One of God’s many characteristics has been described as "Mysterium Tremendum" — Latin for "Tremendous Mystery". After all, S/He is indeed ultimately unfathomable. How can we the created ever really grasp the Creator? Let’s imagine this conversation: God: "I can create an infinitude of galaxies in my sleep! How about you?" Me: "Let me get back to you on that..." (more ↠)