Oh name of Mary! Joy in the heart, honey in the mouth, and music in the ears.
- St Anthony of Padua
Have you ever made a pilgrimage to a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary?
There is nothing which gives me greater delight than to preach on the glory of the Virgin Mother.- St Bernard of Clairvaux
Thou art happy, O sacred Virgin Mary, and most worthy of all praise!
Mary, wondrous mother,created her own father,by whom, bathed in water,the whole world came to believe.
- Cu Chuimme of Iona (d. 747)
A Gregorian chant notation of the Ave Maria from the Liber Usualis (1961).It is sung by the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint Maurice et Saint Maur de Clervaux.
Dignare me laudare te, Virgo sacrata.This short Latin acclamation is usually said after the antiphon Ave Regina Caelorum.
In English it means: Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O sacred Virgin.
O Holy Mary! My Mother, into your blessed trust and special custody, and into the bosom of your mercy, I this day, and every day, and in the hour of my death, commend my soul and body.- St Aloysius Gonzaga
Ave Maria de LourdesThis version of the Ave Maria is usually sung during the candle light processions in Lourdes, France.