Alma Redemptoris Mater

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General Information

One of four Marian antiphons (the others are Ave Regina coelorum, Regina coeli, and Salve Regina).

Original text and translations

Original text:

Latin.png Latin text

Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli porta manes,
et stella maris, succurre cadenti, surgere qui curat populo:
Tu quae genuisti, natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem:
Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.


English.png English translation

Loving Mother of the Redeemer, who remains the gate by which we mortals enter heaven,
and star of the sea, help your fallen people who strive to rise:
You who gave birth, amazing nature, to your sacred Creator:
Virgin prior and followng, taking from the mouth of Gabriel that Hail! have mercy on our sins.

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