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Devotions to the cross and passion of Jesus Christ, continued.

Prayer, Ave Ihesu Christe, continued.



... the light of heaven, the sweet way etc, alternating with a salutation to the Virgin Mary, etc.


Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998.

cis deitas integra verus homo flos et fructus vir\ginitatis.

Pater noster.

Ave Maria.

Ave Ihesu Christe\ lumen celi, precium mundi angelorum panis, gau\dium nostrum, cordis iubilus, rex et sponsus vir\ginis matris.

Pater noster.

Ave Maria.

Ave Ihe\su Christe via dulcis, veritas summa, premium nostrum,\ caritas vera, fons amoris, pax dulcedo, requies\ nostra vita perhennis.

Pater noster.

Ave Maria.



Introduction to the hymn, Salva sancta facies (see HE, p 174).


Sa\lutaciones facte in honore faciei domini nostri Ihesu Christi.\


Hymn, Salve sancta facies.



The author invokes Christ's face, imprinted on a snow-white cloth, which Christ gave to St Veronica as a sign of his love (GL, p 214). He salutes this 'mirror of the saints', and asks that through it we may be cleansed of the stain of evil and join the company of the blessed; that through the glorious image of Christ's face, we may be led from our harsh, uncertain, brief life on earth, to see his real face in glory; that we may find in the image help and consolation, that we may not suffer harm ...


Salve sancta facies
nostri salvatoris,
In qua\ nitet species
divini splendoris,
Im\pressa panniculo
nivei candoris,
Da\taque Veronice
signum ob amoris.

Salve decus\ seculi
speculum sanctorum,
Quod videre cupiunt
spiritus celorum.\
Nos ab omni macula
purga viciorum,
Atque\ nos consorcio
iunge beatorum.

Salve nostra gloria\
in hac vita dura,
Labili et fragili
cito transi\tura,
Nos perduc ad gloriam
o felix figura,
Ad\ videndum faciem
que est Christi pura.

Esto nobis\ quesumus
tutum adiuvamen,
Dulce refrigerium
atque\ consolamen,
Ut nobis non noceat
hostile gra-\



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