Saint John Lateran in the Morning Light


Years ago, when I lived in Rome, I could see from the window near my cell the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in the morning light. I never grew accustomed to seeing such loveliness. This sight always made me think of the hymn Jam, Christe, Sol Iustitiae, in which we sing:

O Christ, Thou Sun of Justice, come,
Pierce with Thy rays our mental gloom;
With virtue light our souls once more,
And unto earth Thy day restore.

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