Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ADORO TE DEVOTE

Hymn to the Holy Eucharist, written by St. Thomas Aquinas. Unlike the other hymns by St. Thomas, it was not originally composed for the feast of Corpus Christi. Until the liturgical revision after the Second Vatican Council, it was among the optional prayers in the Missal and the Breviary for recitation by the priest after Mass. There are some twenty-five English translations, of which one popular version begins, "Lord and God, devoutly you I now adore; Hidden under symbols, bread and wine no more."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18