Monday, December 29, 2008
St.Thomas of Canturbury
"He who gives up his life in this world will possess it forever in everlasting life."
Antiphon for the commemoration at lauds, Liturgia Horarum.
"O God, who gave to blessed Thomas the Martyr, to courageously give up the life of his soul for the sake of justice, grant us by his intercession, that we for Christ may lose our lives in this world, and, finding them in heaven, we may possess them forever."*
*Yes, I'm such an extreme amateur at Latin, so that's the best I could do this time. I couldn't get the first phrases to make sense, so I had to paraphrase them a bit.