Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mary Poetry: Mother of God in Sacred Art

Today at "Just Another Day in Paradise," I came across this beautiful poem dedicated to the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (which technically was/is Jan 1 but I didn't want to wait until next year!). Ruth Tucker's post included a wonderful slideshow of sacred art featuring the Blessed Mother. Be sure to check it out!

Here's the poem:

Ave Maria Stella (Hail, Mary of the Stars)

Hail thou star of ocean
Portal of the sky
Ever virgin Mother
Of the Lord Most High
O! by Gabriel's Ave
Uttered long ago,
Eva's name reversing,
Established peace below

Break the captives' fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore

Show thyself a Mother,
Offer Him our sighs,
Who for us incarnate
Did not thee despise
Virgin of all virgins
To thy shelter take us,
Gentlest of the gentle
Chaste and gentle make us

Still, as on we journey,
Help our weak endeavor,
Till with thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever
Through the highest heaven,
To the almighty Three
Father, Son, and Spirit,
One same glory be.Amen.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Thank you so much for linking the post. I pray this every day. I really love your blog. God bless you.