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A Virgin A Day ~ Twelve Days With Mary ~ Day 9

Ave Maria!
Maiden mild!
Oh, listen to a maiden's prayer
For thou canst hear amid the wild
'Tis thou, 'tis thou canst save amid, despair.
We slumber safely 'til the morrow
Though we've by man outcast reviled
Oh, maiden, see a maiden's sorrow
Oh, Mother, hear a suppliant child!
Ave Maria

Ave Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum

The murky cavern's air so heavy
Shall breathe of balm if thou hast smiled
Oh, maiden, hear a maiden pleadin'
Oh, Mother, hear a suppliant child
Ave Maria
Ave Maria


Original melody
by the French Romantic composer Charles Gounod,
words from Alphonse de Lamartine's poem
Le livre de la vie ("The Book of Life")

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This picture is from
Amiens Cathedral, Amiens, France

photo taken May 2012

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of honoring the sacred mother,
of loving Lupita,
by visiting Rebecca and others
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