Spiritus Dominus replevit orbem terrarum, alleuia:Only time for a quick note today... It burst upon me as I was reading today's Introit that a certain word appears in the introits for both Easter and Pentecost...
et hoc quod continet omnia, scientiam habet vocis,
alleuia, alleluia, alleluia.
And no I do NOT mean "alleluia".
It is scientia, the Latin for "knowledge". I know we're not talking about lab coats and test tubes, or integrated circuits and software here, but it sure is a pleasing thought to be reminded of Science and Engineering while we also think of Art and Literature and Philosophy... it is the same God Who inspires all such gifts - there are indeed MANY gifts, but the Same Spirit.
Let us rejoice, with voice and pen and keyboard, with Art and Science, and give Him thanks:
Thou on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore
in Thy sevenfold gifts descend.
Give them comfort when they die,
Give them life with Thee on high,
Give them joys which never end. Amen. Alleluia.
[from the Sequence of Pentecost]