The name of the Foundation is drawn from the famous sequence "Lauda Sion Salvatorem" of the Latin Catholic tradition, the composition of which is generally attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas, around 1264, at the request of Pope Urban IV. It is recited or sung before the gospel in the Eucharistic celebration at the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and is considered among the vertex of religious poetry, for doctrinal depth and aesthetic wisdom. It expresses praise to the Eucharist and to its Mystery. It contains the following verses, which say how such praise should be expressed:
Sit laus plena, sit sonóra,
sit iucúnda, sit decóra
(Let the praise be full and high, let it be cheerful and beautiful, let it be a joy in every mind)
The Foundation is dedicated and placed under the protection of the Holy Mother of God, Queen of the Angels, of the Holy Archangels, with all the angels, and to the musician Saints of all Churches.
The colours of the Foundation and its logo, reminiscent of the vine and of the humble daily work of the workers "in the vineyard of the Lord", which are the musicians, recall the patient work of collecting, disseminating, supporting education and training, and the practice of sacred music, which the Foundation has prefixed to lead.
The logo depicts a bunch of grapes and a cup below, the Eucharistic symbol of the Body of Christ: in the Eucharist, Christ unites His mystical body, the Church. The eucharistic bread and wine enliven the Church. With a treble clef for leaf, and the Tau per shoot, the grapes are also the mouths of terrestrial and celestial choirs singing praise to the Lord.
Donations on bank account at UBS Switzerland AG in the name of: Fondazione Laus Plena, Lugano.
The Foundation issues certificates of donation for tax deduction purposes.
Bank details. See below.