Happy 4th of July everyone!! 🗽🎆🗽🎆🗽🎆
At Mass yesterday I was so struck by the lyrics of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, especially the first verse:
“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.”
And these lines in other verses:
“He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet”
“Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel”
“In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
[originally …let us die to make men free]”
“He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave“
So moving and beautiful!! (Full lyrics here.)
Also, our dear reader Grace (red hair) visited the St. Anne Shrine in Arvada, CO yesterday and told me she said a prayer for all the Sancta Nomina readers! How wonderful! She took this picture of Our Lady, and said how she loved that the rosary looked as though it were made of real/dried roses.
So lovely! Thanks to Grace for the prayers! 💒
Okay! Moment of truth! The winner of the St. Anne peg doll + gift certificate from SaintAnneStudio is …
Congratulations!!!!! 🎆🎉🙌🌹(I’ll email you!!)
I hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day!! 🗽🎆🗽🎆🗽🎆
(I’ll post this week’s consultation tomorrow).