Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Thy Praises We Sing, Ave, ave, ave Maria!

MURILLO, Bartolomé Esteban
Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Mary, thy praises we sing;
Who reignest in splendor with Jesus our King.
Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria! 

In heaven, the blessed thy glory proclaim;
On earth we, thy children, invoke thy fair name.
Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria! 

We pray for God's glory; may His kingdom come;
We pray for His vicar, our father, and Rome.
Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria! 

We pray for our Mother, the Church upon earth,
And bless, dearest Lady, the land of our birth.
Ave, ave, ave, Maria! Ave, ave, Maria! 

written by Abbe Gaignet


  1. I have always liked this picture. It's in my ''St. Joseph's Missal''. Thanks, Barbara! How are you ? Is the anxiety under control? Praying for you.Hope you are all doing well.

    1. Hi Gwen, I owe you an email, I think. I was awake last night and thinking about you. I'll try to get that email written today.

  2. No problem..wasn't even thinking about that. I hope things are looking better for you guys.And how's your foot?


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