This is the material used at a presentation of art and music to mark the 75th anniversary of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin 1932.

St. Kevin’s Oratory, Pro-Cathedral 21 June 2007

Presented by Dr. Eileen Kane
with Ms. Michaela – Loredan Chirvase (Soprano)
Fr. Rodrigue Marino Nguekam C.S.Sp. (Tenor)
Fr. Pat O’Donoghue (Organ)

Opening Song Eat This Bread (Taizé)

All sing: Eat this bread, drink this cup, Come to me and never be hungry
Eat this bread, drink this cup Trust in me and you will not thirst

I See His Blood Upon the Rose
By Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916)

I see his blood upon the rose,
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.

I see his face in every flower;
The thunder and the singing of the birds
Are but his voice-and carven by his power
Rocks are his written words.

All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree.


Institution of the Eucharist Mark 14:22-25

Song: O Sacrum Convivium (Plainchant) – Thomas Aquinas
O sacrum convivium, O sacred banquet
in quo Christus sumitur recolitur in which Christ is received
memoria passionis ejus. the memory of His Passion is renewed
Mens impletur gratia the mind is filled with grace,
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur. and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
Prayer All say: O God, who under a wonderful Sacrament has left us a memorial of Your Passion; grant us, we beseech You, so to reverence the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood, that we may ever feel within ourselves the fruit of your Redemption: Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


Song Panis Angelicus (César Franck)

Panis angelicus Bread of Angels
fit panis hominum; become the bread of men;
Dat panis caelicus The Bread of heaven
figuris terminum: ends all prefigurations:
O res mirabilis! What wonder!
manducat Dominum who consumes the Lord
Pauper, pauper, servus, et humilis. but a poor humble servant.


Song Lamb of God (Lucien Deiss)

All sing: Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us (2)
Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Song Ave Verum (Edward Elgar)

Ave Verum Corpus natum Hail, true body
de Maria Virgine. Born of the Virgin Mary
Vere passum immolatum truly suffered, sacrificed
in cruce pro homine: on the cross for mankind
cuius latus perforatum whose pierced side
aqua fluxit et sanguine. Flowed with water and blood,
Esto nobis praegustatum be for us a foretaste
in mortis examine. In the trial of death
O clemens, O pie O gentle, O pious
O dulcis Jesu, Fili Mariae. O sweet Jesus, Son of Mary.


Song Memorial Acclamation

All sing: When we eat this bread and drink this cup,
We proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,
Until you come in glory, until you come in glory.

Song Alleluia (W.A. Mozart)


The images used to accompany this meditation were:

Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi, 1609-1685), The Virgin in prayer, Nat. Gal. Lon.

Roussillon, France, the ochre mines.

Anonymous Bohemian Master, Madonna of Roudnice, Nat. Mus. Prague.

Anon. Master, school of Constantinople, Madonna of Vladimir,

Daniel Seghers, 1590-1661, with Martin de Vos, Holy Family in a garland of Flowers.

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519, The Last Supper, Milan.

Duccio di Buoninsegna, c.1255/60-c.1318, The Washing of the Feet, Siena.

Tintoretto, (Jacopo Robusti 1518-1594), The Washing of the Feet, Prado, Madrid.

Anon., The Last Supper, mosaic, Ravenna, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo.

Anon, The Last Supper, fresco, Capua, Sant’Angelo in Formis.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1449-1494, The Last Supper, fresco, San Marco, Florence.

Cosimo Rosselli, 1439-1507, The Last Supper, fresco, Sistine Chapel, Vatican.

Juan de Juanes, c.1523-1579, The Last Supper, Prado, Madrid.

Giovanni Lanfranco, 1582-1647, The Last Supper, Nat. Gal. Ire.

Dirk Bouts, c. 1415-1475, The Blessed Sacrament Altarpiece, St. Peter’s, Louvain.

Catacomb Painting, Fish and Eucharistic Bread, Catacomb of Callixtus, Rome.

The Apse Mosaic, Basilica of San Clemente, Rome.

Double-sided ivory Crucifix, Hunt Museum, Limerick.

Francisco de Zurbaran, 1598-1664, The Lamb, Prado, Madrid.

Rogier van der Weyden, 1399/1400-1464, The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece, Mus. des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp.

Salvador Dalì, 1904-1989, The Sacrament of the Last Supper, Nat. Gal. Washington D.C.

Raphael Sanzio, 1483-1520, The Mass at Bolsena, Stanza di Eliodoro, Vatican.

Raphael, The Disputà, Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican.

Hubert and Jan van Eyck, The Altarpiece of the Lamb, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent.

Caravaggio, (Michelangelo Merisi da C., 1571-1610), The Supper at Emmaus, N.G.Lon.