Sacred Giving & the Panis Angelicus at SheLoves Magazine
Andrea Bocelli’s voice fills the room. Waves of notes swell and rescind like velvet billowing in the wind.
I hold my phone closer to the wheelchair that my mother may hear the sacred aria she once sang.
The orchestral strains of the Panis Angelicus waken her from the depths of her mental sleep. Bocelli sings of the ‘Bread of Heaven’ that will nourish the poor and humble, beseeching God, three and One,
“Do us Thou visit,
As Thee we worship.
By Thy ways,
lead us where we are heading,
to the light Thou inhabitest.”
My mother’s eyes open and her lips part slightly, as she listens. She closes her eyes. The music has met her deep within, in that place of communion with the Divine, unreachable to the observer.
Many blessings to you this Advent season!