Inviolata es Maria

virgin-mother-and-childWhen I came across this absolutely beautiful chanting of the XI century Medieval Marian Antiphon “Inviolata es Maria”, I thought to share (as I do from time to time) the genuine sounds of our Catholic faith and sacred liturgy, with the kind readers of Louie Verrecchio’s akacatholic blog.

Delicately and sublimely sung by the Sisters of the Oasis Monastery of Jesus the Priest in Barcelona (Spain), accompanied by the gentle chords of the organ.

Given all the great evils of our times, this chanting of the beauty of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is a respite, and may even provoke much needed tears… +Father José Miguel

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.