A little history behind this beautiful piece :
Ave Maris Stella is a song often sung in times of calamities.
During a riot at Rome, a mob came to the house where St. Bridget lived. A leader talked of burning Bridget alive!
She prayed to Our Blessed Lord to know if she should flee to safety and He assured her to stay, saying: "It doesn't matter if they plot thy death. My power will break the malice of thy enemies: If mine crucified me, it is because I permitted it."
The Blessed Virgin added: "Sing as a group the Ave Maris Stella and I will guard you from every danger."
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Hail Star of the Sea
Hail, thou Star of ocean,
Oh ! by Gabriel's Ave,
Break the captive's fetters ;
Show thyself a Mother ;
Virgin of all virgins !
Still, as on we journey,
Through the highest heaven,
Ave Maris Stella
Ave, Maris Stella,
Sumens illud Ave
Solve vincia reis
Monstra te esse Matrem,
Vitam praesta puram,
Sit laus Deo Patri,
Love and Blessings, Wendy C.
"Healing Mind, Body & Soul"
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