martedì 23 aprile 2013

Vladimir Solovyov (1853 - 1900): "The Sign"

I propose a poem by the great, perhaps immense, Russian philosopher (January 28, 1853 – August 13, 1900) and prophet. What I always liked more to read, and pondering about, was his writing "A Short Story of the Anti-Christ" (the novel included in "Three Conversations" which was published in 1900.) I think any genuine believer loves that tale..

Only from a few years I'm reading his poetry, I believe this extraordinary poem (in an English translation here) transmits the fire of a troubled mind, but - without a doubt - an enlightened one. It's a sublime praise to Mary.

The Sign

One, forever one! Though in the sleeping temple
There is a hellish glow in the darkness, and thunder in the midst of the stillness,--
Though everything round about has fallen, one banner will not waver,
And the shield will not move from the crumbled wall.
In sleepy horror we came running to the sanctuary,
And our temple was all full of stifling fumes,
Chunks of silver lay scattered about,
And black smoke clung to the tattered carpets.
And only the one sign of the imperishable covenant
Stood as before between heaven and earth,
And from heaven the same light illuminated both the Virgin of Nazareth
And the vain poison of the serpent before her.

martedì 16 aprile 2013

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domenica 7 aprile 2013

Inno Nazionale Regno Due Sicilie Paisiello

Primavera Napoletana, Leccese, eccetera: Libertà! Viva viva re Fernando !

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lunedì 1 aprile 2013


Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare Virgo María, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut, per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.