Pies Jesu

For those of you who didn’t take two years of high school Latin, Pies Jesu means Pious Jesus. It is a motet, a segment from Dies Irae, a 13th Century Latin hymm.

I’m still replaying pieces from Celtic Woman concerts. Here is another with Chloë Agnew.

The original text, derived from the Dies irae sequence, is as follows:

Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem. (×2)
Pious Lord Jesu,
Give them rest.
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem sempiternam.   
Pious Lord Jesu,
Give them everlasting rest.

(This is what happens at Crucis’ Court when I don’t find a topic and my post deadline approaches.)

What’s in your pocket?

NFO, Og and others have been posting pics of their knives.  Well, to be a follower-on here’s mine.
Crucis’ Knives

It’s not the best photo—something I snapped quickly with my mobile phone.  The Buck knife on the left I’ve carried 35 years.  I have another like it stashed away.  I thought I’d lost it once and bought another just like it.  Now the spare is waiting for its day in the sun, or rather in my pocket.  

The other, a little Swiss Army mini-knife, is one I won in a raffle at Sprint.  It has my name engraved on the flip side.  Both are sharp and prepared to do their duty if called.