Saturday, March 24, 2007

Mary Co-Redemptrix

"O remarkable Virgin, our only remedy,
Whom God filled with the wealth of the world.
You merited to hold your Maker in your womb
And gave birth to God, conceiving in faith.
By this new birth, you will wash the world from sin
And by your sacred offspring, you will give birth to God.
The Son you bore, O Virgin Mary,
Cured what Eve bore: the human race's woes."

-Venantius Fortunatus in his hymn In laudem sanctae Mariae.

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