Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's like peeling back a layer of paint and finding treasure

Roma locuta est continues the job of comparing current with forthcoming translation, this time for the Collect (don't you love how the word has been rescued?) for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

fill our hearts with your love,
and as you revealed to us by an angel
the coming of your Son as man,
so lead us through his suffering and death
to the glory of his resurrection,

FORTHCOMING Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an Angel,
may by his Passion and Cross
be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.

Who knew that the concluding prayer of Angelus was there? See how the new translation stitches our Catholic lives back together again?