“Inviolata es Maria” is an traditional Gregorian chant in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This composition goes back to 11th century.
|INVIOLATA, integra, et casta es Maria,|
quae es effecta fulgida caeli porta.
|INVIOLATE, spotless and pure art thou,|
O Mary Who wast made the radiant gate of Heaven.
|O Mater alma Christi carissima,|
suscipe pia laudum praeconia.
|Holy mother of Christ most dear,|
receive our devout hymn and praise.
|Te nunc flagitant devota corda et ora,|
nostra ut pura pectora sint et corpora.
|Our hearts and tongues now ask of thee|
that our souls and bodies may be pure.
|Tua per precata dulcisona,|
nobis concedas veniam per saecula.
|By thy sweet sounding prayers|
obtain for us forgiveness forever.
|O benigna! O Regina! O Maria,|
quae sola inviolata permansisti.
|O benevolent! O Queen! O Mary,|
who alone among women art inviolate.
From Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923).
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