Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ave Maris Stella

Ave Maris Stella:

Ave maris stella,
Déi mater alma,
atque semper virgo,
félix caeli porta.

Hail, star of the sea,
Nurturing Mother of God,
And ever Virgin,
Happy gate of Heaven.

Sumens illud «Ave»

Gabriélis ore,

funda nos in pace,

mutans Evae[3] nomen.

Receiving that "Ave" (hail)
From the mouth of Gabriel,
Establish us in peace,
Transforming the name of "Eva" (Eve).
(The word "Hail" in Latin [Ave] is the reverse spelling of the Latin for "Eve" [Eva].)

Solve vincla reis,
profer lumen caecis,
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce.

Loosen the chains of the guilty,
Send forth light to the blind,
Our evil do thou dispel,
Entreat (for us) all good things.

Monstra te esse matrem,

sumat per te precem [4]

qui pro nobis natus

tulit esse tuus.

Show thyself to be a Mother:
Through thee may he (Jesus) receive (our) prayer
Who, being born for us,
Undertook to be thine own (Son).

Virgo singuláris,

inter omnes mitis,

nos culpis solútos

mites fac et castos.

O unique Virgin,
Meek above all others,
Make us, set free from (our) sins,
Meek and chaste.

Vitam praesta puram,
iter para tutum,
ut vidéntes Iesum,
semper collaetémur.

Bestow a pure life,
Prepare a safe way:
That seeing Jesus,
We may ever rejoice.

Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Sprítui Sancto
honor, tribus unus. Amen.[5]
Praise be to God the Father,
To the Most High Christ (be) glory,
To the Holy Spirit
(Be) honor, to the Three equally. Amen.

Sacred and Immaculate Hearts

Sacred and Immaculate Hearts

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Pillar of Scourging of Our Lord JESUS

Pillar of Scourging of Our Lord JESUS

Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin