Benefit of Clergy

Miserere mei, Deus: secundum magnam misericordiam tuam. Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam. Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me.

Why We Fight

I balanced all, brought all to mind The years to come seemed waste of breath, A waste of breath the years behind, In balance with this life, this death. from “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” by William Butler Yeats

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Guttur tuum sicut vinum optimum, dignum dilecto meo ad potandum, labiisque et dentibus illius ad ruminandum Ego dilecto meo et ad me conversio eius. Thy throat like the best wine, worthy for my beloved to drink, and for his lips and his teeth to ruminate. I to my beloved, and …

Tsumetai Hana

She told me she loved me, And promis’d to love, Through ill and misfortune, All others above, Another has won her, Ah! misery to tell; She left me in silence No word of farewell! …But I woke from my dreaming, My idol was clay; My visions of love Have all …