Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Marian Antiphon for Lent

Fulvio Rampi, who will be featured on a new series on art and music in the Catholic world, conducts the Marian antiphon for Lent, Ave Regina Caelorum

Ave, Regina caelorum,
ave, Domina angelorum,
salve, radix, salve, porta,
ex qua mundo lux est orta.

Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
super omnes speciosa;
vale, o valde decora,
et pro nobis Christum exora.

Hail, Queen of heaven;
Hail, Mistress of the Angels;
Hail, root of Jesus;
Hail, the gate through which the
Light rose over the earth.

Rejoice, Virgin most renowned
and of unsurpassed beauty,
and pray for us to Christ.