Category Archives: The Blessed Virgin Mary

From Lands That See The Sun Arise

This hymn is used for Lauds during the Season of Christmas in both Forms of the Roman Breviary as well as the Sarum Breviary. The hymns “Enixa Est Puerpera (1)” and “Castæ Parentis Viscera(2)” taken from this hymn and shown at … Continue reading

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Dum Vitam In Ara Golgothæ

This hymn is used for Lauds and Vespers for the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 15) in the Ambrosian Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviary of 1830: Dum … Continue reading

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Mysterium Ecclesiæ

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds on all of the major Marian feasts of the Ambrosian Breviary which are as follows: The Presentation of the BVM (Nov. 21), The Immaculate Conception of the BVM (Dec. … Continue reading

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Te Redemptoris, Dominique Nostri

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians in appendices to the Roman Breviary of the 19th Century in certain regions. Te Redemptoris, Dominique nostri Dicimus Matrem, speciosa Virgo, Christianorum decus, et levamen … Continue reading

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Sæpe Dum Christi Populus Cruentis

This hymn was used for Vespers & Matins on the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians in appendices to the Roman Breviary of the 19th Century in certain regions. Sæpe dum Christi populus cruentis Hostis infensi premeretur armis, Venit … Continue reading

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Memorare, O Piissima Virgo Maria

This is the text of a very popular Marian prayer in its original Latin. Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a sæculo, quemquam ad tua currentem præsidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus … Continue reading

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Sovereign Of Sorrows! Oh What Fears

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Matthew Bridges’ 1852 hymnal The Passion of Jesus: A Collection of Original Pieces Corresponding with the Five Sorrowful Mysteries in the Rosary of Our Blessed Lady. It is … Continue reading

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