Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Loving mother of the Redeemer,
gate of heaven, star of the sea,
assist your people who have fallen
yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,
Yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners.

Marian Antiphon Traditionally Said from Advent to Candlemas

graphic: Celtic Madonna from the Book of Kells

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