Salve Regina – Ordo Praedicatorum

March 14, 2011


“The Dominicans were not unaware that, at certain times, so eloquent of the beauty of God was the celebration of the Divine Office that it itself became a ‘holy preaching’. Thus, with regard to the Salve Regina, for example, which the Dominicans sang every night after Compline, Jordan of Saxony remarks: “How many people have been brought to tears of devotion by this holy praise…!’  And he adds that, on a number of occasions, while the brethren were singing out the line from the Salve, ‘Turn then most gracious advocate’, one of the brothers had a vision of the Mother of God. He saw her, Jordan reports, ‘prostrating herself in the presence of her Son and praying for the safety of the whole Order.'”
    -from p. 39-40, The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness, by Fr. Paul Murray OP

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