Two Excruciatingly Beautiful Dominican Chants

November 7th is the Feast of All Dominican Saints.

Please enjoy these beautiful Dominican Chants.

Dominican Chant – O Lumen

Often sung on the Feast of St Dominic, the founder of the Order or Preachers (The Dominican Order), this hymn highlights it’s founder, who is called “the light of the Church” and “Doctor of the Truth.

O Lumen Ecclesiae, Doctor veritatis,
Rosa patientiae, Ebur castitatis,
Aquam sapientiae propinasti gratis:
Predicator gratiae, nos iunge beatish,

Oh, Light of the Church

Teacher of truth
Rose of patience
Ivory of chastity,
You freely offered
the waters of wisdom.
Preacher of grace,
Unite us with the blessed.

Dominican Salve Regina

Throughout history Catholics, including the Knights Templar,  have sung the Salve Regina as an ode to our Lady.

Although most Catholics have sung some version of it, the Dominican tone of this chant is truly beautiful.

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;
vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.

Dominicans from Saint Thomas Aquinas , to lay Dominicans such as St Catherine of Siena and Rose of Lima, to the unknown saints of today,  have worked tirelessly to provide truth to the Church by studying and sharing the fruits of their study.

All ye Dominican Saints, pray for for us!

Love Dominicans? You’ll Love These!

The Order of Preachers Website

Lay Dominicans (Third Order) Info

The Life of St Dominic