Sancta et immaculata virginitas

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Assigned as the 6th Responsory at Matins of Christmas in the Liber Usualis, but frequently used for Marian feasts as well.

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Latin.png Latin text

Sancta et immaculata virginitas,
quibus te laudibus efferam nescio:
quia quem caeli capere non poterant,
tuo gremio contulisti.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
et benedictus fructus ventris tui.

in aeternum permanes Virgo.

English.png English translation

O holy and immaculate virginity,
I know not by what praises I may extol thee:
for thou hast born in thy womb,
whom the heavens could not contain.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

Thou abidest a virgin for ever.

Dutch.png Dutch translation

Heilige en smetteloze maagdelijkheid,
ik weet niet door welke lofzangen ik u zal prijzen
want gij hebt in uw schoot gedragen
hem, die de hemelen niet konden omvatten
Gezegend zijt gij onder de vrouwen
en gezegend is de vrucht van uw schoot.

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