Today we celebrate the great Apostles Peter and Paul. During Communion at this morning's Eucharist, we sang the ancient Latin hymn for this feast, Aurea Luce. One stanza of this lovely chant follows in translation:
O happy Rome!
Ruddied by the noble blood of these princes;
It is not your praise,
But their merits which excel
All the beauty of the earth.
photograph of Abbey stained glass by Brother Daniel