Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ave Maria

gratia plena,
Dominus tecum;
benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

'The Cestello Annunciation,' Sandro Botticelli, 1489 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Hail 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.