Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I'm bound for Northern Ireland... in a few months!

This will be my blog during my time in Belfast, Northern Ireland where I will be serving through the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer program. I fly out the beginning of September 2010 and return to the states in July/August 2011. Hopefully through this blog, I can impart some of the things I have learned, experienced, and loved during my time in Belfast.
For now, enjoy listening to this song that inspired my title for this blog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=457nVpxJDkA&feature=related

And my mom requested that a translation of the song be included. So here you go. :)
Latin Text English Translation
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso jucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul ergo cum in unum congregamur:
Ne nos mente dividamur, caveamus.
Cessent iurgia maligna, cessent lites.
Et in medio nostri sit Christus Deus.
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul quoque cum beatis videamus,
Glorianter vultum tuum, Christe Deus:
Gaudium quod est immensum, atque probum,
Saecula per infinita saeculorum. Amen.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ's love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
As we are gathered into one body,
Beware, lest we be divided in mind.
Let evil impulses stop, let controversy cease,
And may Christ our God be in our midst.
Where charity and love are, God is there.
And may we with the saints also,
See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good,
Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.