ALMA REDEMOTORIS MATER

Loving mother of the Redeemer,

gate of heaven, star of the sea,

assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again,

To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,

yet remained a virgin after as before,

You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting,

have pity on us poor sinners.

From the first Sunday of Advent until Christmas Eve

 

V. The Angel of the LORD brought tidings unto Mary

R. And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.Let us pray.

 

Pour forth we beseech Thee, O LORD, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an Angel, may, by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.