Message from Fr. Rolando Cabrera

Dear Immaculate Family,

On this Corpus Christi Sunday, I would like to share with you one of the most beautiful Eucharistic Hymns: the Adoro Te Devote (I devoutly adore You), composed by Saint Thomas Aquinas, an eminent theologian and an impassioned believer in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist:

I devoutly adore you, 0 hidden Deity,
Truly hidden beneath these appearances.
My whole heart submits to you,
and in contemplating you,
It surrenders itself completely.

Sight, touch, taste are all deceived in
their judgment of you,
but hearing suffices firmly to believe.
I believe all that the Son of God has spoken;
There is nothing truer than this word of truth.

On the cross only the divinity was hidden,
but here the humanity is also hidden.
Yet believing and confessing both,
I ask for what the repentant thief asked.

I do not see the wounds as Thomas did,
but I confess that you are my God.
Make me believe more and more in you,
hope in you, and love you.

O memorial of our Lord's death!
Living bread that gives life to man,
grant my soul to live on you,
and always to savor your sweetness.

Lord Jesus, wash my filthiness and clean me with your blood,
one drop of which can free the entire world of all its sins.

Jesus, whom now I see hidden,
I ask you to fulfill what I so desire:
that the sight of your face being unveiled
I may have the happiness of seeing your glory.

God bless you all Querida Familia de la Inmaculada.

Fr. Rolando