When Pope Francis arrived at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Saturday afternoon, Sept. 26, he met a student body and faculty roiling with excitement, and a special song. Seminarians and priests of Philadelphia traditionally toast one of their own , especially those ordained bishops, with an enthusiastic rendering of “Domine salvum fac.” The Latin saying set to soaring music and sung a capella, is translated: “Lord, make safe our Father Francis, and hear us on the day on which we call you.”
The pope resided at the seminary during his two-day stay in Philadelphia, which capped his first apostolic visit to the United States.
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