Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta
Ex qua mundo lux et orta.
O Queen of Heaven.
Hail, O Lady of Angels
Hail! thou root, hail! thou gate
From whom unto the world, a Light has arisen
To listen to the beautiful
12th century antiphon,
click the image above:
I have presumed to take Thee unto me!
... Because Thou first had taken me to Thee.
If I am speechless, reckless,
my breathless love ...
Too great, too great!
It sunders bosom, breast,
And takes this heart from out of me!
Lest I should die, seize Thou this shattered heart
Breathe once the whispered knowing of my love.
... I am a fool ... and would you love me still?
Do not tell me, either way lest I
In knowing, surely come to die!
1970, a pilgrim visiting the Shrine of San De Marco, Italy,
had a vision of a woman who told him to take a picture of the setting
sun. Having a simple Polaroid camera, he only saw the sunset when
he snapped this picture. When the picture was developed, this image
of the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared (note the sunset at the lower
right of the picture." This image was taken from a home-made Christmas
Card, and scanned December 24, 1997. The photographer is unknown.
It appears below:
Our rendering through Photoshop in an effort to remove artifacts
and enhance the photograph appears below:
Mary, full of grace, the
Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for
us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Maria, gratia plena,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
et in hora mortis nostrae.
conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen.
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Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti
verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum”
know your works ... that you have but little power,
and yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My
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