Christus Vincit

Type: Gregorian Hymn. Story: Also called the laudes regiae, Christus Vincit is the Hymn par excellence to acclaim Christ as the King of Kings. “Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands.”, an inscription engraved in the obelisk that stands in the middle of St. Peter’s square in the Vatican, the Obelisk itself symbolizing Christus Invictus. The […]

Cor Arca Legem Continens

Type: Hymn. Story: An beautiful hymn that was used for Lauds on the Feast of the¬†Sacred Heart. It can be traced back to the 18th century. It is quite probable that the anonymous author gave us also the hymns for Vespers and Matins of the same feast. The Heart of Jesus is made to be, […]

Inviolata

Type: Gregorian Hymn. Story: The Hymn Inviolata has been claimed by the Carmelite Order, as a traditional hymn originating within their ranks. The Hymn is also used by Dominican Monks in the chanting of Compline. Its origins trace back to the 11th century. It appears in Hymnals from 1860 to 1920. Lyrics and Translation: Inviolata, […]