RICKY MANALO, CSP05:22
Song No #116 Thánh Ca Dân Chúa; English Missal
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In these days of Lenten Journey,
We have seeen and we have heard
The call to sow justice
in the lives of those we serve.1.
We reach out to those who are homeless,
To those who live without warmth.
In the coolness of evening,
We’ll shelter their dreams,
We will clothe them in mercy and peace.
Trong những ngày Hành trình Mùa Chay này,
Chúng ta đã thấy và đã nghe,
Tiếng gọi mời ra đi rắc gieo hạt giống công chính,
Vào những mảnh đời mà chúng ta đang phục vụ.1.
Tìm đến với những ai không nhà,
Những ai đang sống thiếu sự ấm áp.
Trong giá lạnh của màn đêm,
Chúng ta sẽ chở che cho những giấc mơ,
Sưởi ấm họ bằng tình thương và sự bình an.
To sow justice: gieo công chính
“Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety” (Hosea 10, 12)
“Hãy gieo công chính, rồi sẽ gặt được tình thương.” (Hôsê 10, 12)
Reach out to those who are homeless: tìm đến với những ai không nhà
Lenten (adj), Lent (noun) : Mùa chay
Easter (noun): Mùa Phục Sinh
Ordinary Time: Mùa Thường Niên
Advent (noun): Mùa Vọng
Father Ricky Manalo was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, the forth of six children to his parents. He was ordained to the presbyterate by Cardinal Roger Mahoney in St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York, in May 2000. David Haas, American author and composer of Contemporary Catholic Liturgical Music whose music is sung throughout the world, complimented Father Ricky Manalo that “he is one of the brightest lights composing liturgical music today”.
He is the first and possibly the only Filipino-American priest whose composed music has been sung in Catholic churches throughout America. In 2008, he won the National Hymn Competition co-sponsored by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). That same year, two of his songs were featured during Pope Benedict XVI’s Eucharistic celebration in Washington, D.C. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy.
Fr. Ricky Manalo said about the song “In these days of Lenten Journey”:
“This was the opening song of my first CD collection with Oregon Catholic Press, “Beyond The Days” During the season of Lent we are called to perform acts of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. At the time I wrote this, many of the existing Lenten hymns focused on prayer and fasting, but I did not see many hymns that addressed the third activity, almsgiving and performing acts of charity. “In These Days” was written for that very purpose: to remind all of us that during Lent we are called to do what Jesus had done throughout his whole life and minister to those who are poor, sick, and those who find themselves in the margins of society.”
Lent, Ash Wednesday