Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tota Pulchra Es, Maria

Tota pulchra es, Maria.
Et macula originalis non est in te.
Tu gloria Ierusalem.
Tu laetitia Israel.
Tu honorificentia populi nostri.
Tu advocata peccatorum.
O Maria.
Virgo prudentissima.
Mater clementissima.
Ora pro nobis.
Intercede pro nobis ad Dominum Iesum Christum.
In conceptione tua, Immaculata fuisti.
Ora pro nobis Patrem cuius Filium peperisti.
Domina, protege orationem meam.
Et clamor meus ad te veniat.


John Kearney said...

As a child at school I was taught a hymn loosely bsed on this. `O Sanctissima" I still sing it and would love the hymn revived. In the film The Beels of St Mary`s you can hear children singing this hymn - lovely words and lovely music.

Richard Collins said...

Great painting Father, any identification possible?

PCM said...

The painting is "L'innocence" (1893) by Bouguereau.

Asteroid said...

I looked at the Latin and wonder if anyone can recommend good books/resources for learning liturgical Latin as, apart from the obvious words, I don't understand it at all (not that there is much need to understand it in these parts).

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