Prayer of Saint Benedict for Exorcism . a haunting melody by Alice B. Clagett

Composed the night of 6 February 2018; published on 26 February 2018
The Latin word ‘draco’ below means ‘dragon’ or ‘serpent’. In the context of this blog, I have categorized it not as ‘dragon’ but as ‘drac’, a reptilian species in popular folklore. This might also have to do with my blog category: Reptilian mind

Dear Ones,

I composed a somewhat haunting melody for the Latin version of the well known Prayer of Exorcism of Saint Benedict …

“Prayer of Saint Benedict for Exorcism”
A Haunting Melody by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
6 February 2018


Here are the words …

“Crux sacra sit mihi lux / Non draco sit mihi dux
“Vade retro satana / Numquam suade mihi vana
“Sunt mala quae libas / Ipse venena bibas”

The Wikipedia translation is like this …

“Let the Holy Cross be my light / Let not the dragon be my guide
“Step back Satan / Never tempt me with vain things
“What you offer me is evil / You drink the poison yourself.”

–from Link: “Vade Retro Satana,” in Wikipedia … … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported 


–from Link: “Prayer of Saint Benedict for Exorcism,” a Haunting Melody by Alice B. Clagett, composed the night of 6 February 2018; published on 26 February 2018 … ..

Alice B. Clagett

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