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Catholic Activity: Marian Hymn: Stella Matutina

This is a pilgrim Marian hymn from Paderborn, Germany. As no translation has proved satisfactory, we are giving the Latin version.

DIRECTIONS

1. Stella matutina, Ave Maria!
Laus tibi et vita,
Nostra Domina!

Refrain: Maria, Mater Dei
Nos omnes adjuva!

2. Rosa sine spina, Ave Maria!
A Deo electa,
Nostra Domina! — Refrain

3. Perduc nos ad Christum, Ave Maria!
Filium dilectum!
Nostra Domina! — Refrain

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

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