Our Lady of Sorrows

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Stabat Mater dolorosa
iuxta crucem lacrimosa,
   dum pendebat Filius.
The grieving Mother stood
beside the cross weeping
   where her Son was hanging.

Cuius animam gementem
contristatam et dolentem
   pertransivit gladius.
Through her weeping soul,
compassionate and grieving,
   a sword passed.

O quam tristis et afflicta
fuit illa benedicta
   mater Unigeniti!
O how sad and afflicted
was that blessed
   Mother of the Only-begotten!

Quae maerebat et dolebat
pia mater cum videbat
   nati poenas incliti.
Who mourned and grieved,
the pious Mother, with seeing
   the torment of her glorious Son.

Quis est homo qui non fleret,
matrem Christi si videret
   in tanto supplicio?
Who is the man who would not weep
if seeing the Mother of Christ
   in such agony?

Quis non posset contristari,
piam matrem contemplari
   dolentum cum Filio?
Who would not be have compassion
on beholding the devout mother
   suffering with her Son?

Pro peccatis suae gentis
vidit Iesum in tormentis
   et flagellis subditum.
For the sins of His people
she saw Jesus in torment
   and subjected to the scourge.

Vidit suum dulcem Natum
morientem, desolatum,
cum emisit spiritum.
She saw her sweet Son
dying, forsaken,
   while He gave up His spirit.

Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
da per matrem me venire
   ad palmam victoriae. Amen.
Christ, when it is henceforth in need to pass away,
grant that through your Mother I may come
   to the palm of victory. Amen.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



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