February's Solidarity Campaign has netted 738 gifts so far (goal was 700). Let's set a record by the 28th!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Advent Folksong: Maria Walks Amid the Thorn

    Supplies

  • None
  • Prep Time

  • N/A
  • Difficulty

  • • •
  • Cost

  • N/A
  • For Ages

  • 3+
  • Activity Types

    Linked Activities

    • None

    Files

    • None

    Linked Recipes

    • None

    Linked Prayers

    • None

    Feasts

    Seasons

German folksong known since the 16th century; probably much older. Translation, Henry S. Drinker.

DIRECTIONS

1. Maria walks amid the thorn,
Kyrie eleison,
Which seven years no leaf has borne,
She walks amid the wood of thorn,
Jesus and Maria.

2. What 'neath her heart does Mary bear?
Kyrie eleison.
A little child does Mary bear,
Beneath her heart He nestles there.
Jesus and Maria.

3. And as the two are passing near,
Kyrie eleison,
Lo! roses on the thorns appear,
Lo! roses on the thorns appear.
Jesus and Maria.

Activity Source: Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, New York, 1955

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ad Imaginem Dei: a gem of a blog on Christian art 19 hours ago
The Complexities of Persecution February 27
Ukraine: A great lesson in thinking like a Catholic. February 27
Notre Dame has lost two contrasting giants February 27
Two good publishers, six new books for Lent February 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5