Month: September 2015

Prayer of St. Arnold Janssen

This song was composed for and sung during my profession of Perpetual Vows and dedicated to my two classmates who also professed with me, Thien Duc Nguyen, SVD and Hien Van Pham, SVD at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Techny, Illinois, USA on September 19, 2015.

The text is the famous prayer of the founder of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) and Holy Spirit Missionary (SSpS) and Adoration (SSpSAP) Sisters, St. Arnold Janssen. I finished the song on September 7, 2015 and it was arranged for choir by Gianpaolo Eleria (singer on the right). The group that is singing is the Philippine American Choral project under the baton of Enrico Lagasca.

May the darkness of sin and the night of unbelief vanish before the light of the Word and the Spirit of grace. 

And may the heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all. Amen.

— St. Arnold Janssen

Paul M. Aquino, SVD