Monday, June 23, 2008
After 40 or more years, I have been corrected. The Latin graces before and after the meal should be:
Benedictus benedicat. May the Blessed One give a blessing.
Benedicto benedicatur. Let praise be given to the Blessed One.
Mind you, this is a Cambridge University opinion, so I am not altogether convinced.....
As to the pre-prandial long grace I published, here is an even longer version of it:
Benedic, Domine, nos et dona tua,
quae de largitate tua sumus sumpturi,
et concede, ut illis salubriter nutriti
tibi debitum obsequium praestare valeamus,
per Christum Dominum nostrum.
Bless, O Lord, us and your gifts,
which from your bounty we are about to receive,
and grant that, healthily nourished by them,
we may render you due obedience,
through Christ our Lord.
I am so glad you didn't bother to read this blog!