On the Blessed Virgin Mary I

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On The Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail, Mary, architect of life!

You who rebuilt salvation,

You who destroyed death,

And trampled the serpent

To whom Eve arose

With outstretched throat, blown up in her pride.

You crushed him underfoot

When you gave birth to the Son of God from heaven,

Who was breathed into you by the Holy Spirit.

O sweetest and most loving Mother, hail!

You have given forth into this world your heaven-sent


Who was breathed into you by the Holy Spirit.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy


Who breathed Him into you.

De Sancta Maria

Ave, Maria, o auctrix vitae,

reaedificando salutem,

quae mortem conturbasti

et serpentem contrivisti,

ad quem se Eva erexit

erecta cervice cum sufflatu superbiae.

Rune conculcasti,

dum de caelo Filium Dei genuisti,

quem inspiravit Spiritus Dei.

O dulcissima atque amantissima Mater, salve,

quae Natum tuum de caelo missum mundo edidisti.

Quem inspiravit Spiritus Dei.

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.

Quem inspiravit Spiritus Dei.