The shining choirs of angels show quite dim and dark by thee.
O fountain sealed, O garden closed where God doth take delight,
Obtain for us pure hearts to love and honor thee aright.
Most tender heart, no floods of grief thy love could ever drown,
The sorrows which once pierced thee through are now thy fairest crown
O Mother dearest, sweetest, best, their love who can restrain?
Right well thy grateful children know they cannot trust in vain."
~From the hymn "All Spotless Heart" by James Errington and C.A. Carroll
Ave Domina Angelorum, Hail, Lady of the Angels,
Salve, radix, salve porta, Hail root and gate,
ex qua mundo, lux est orta. from which the light of the world was born.
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa, Rejoice, glorious Virgin,
super omnes speciosa, Fairest of all,
Vale, o valde decora, Fair thee well, most beautiful,
et pro nobis Christum exora. and pray for us to Christ.
~The Ave Regina Caelorum, traditional Marian antiphon for Compline on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary