A beautiful prayer from the 4th Century in Latin and English:

4th century prayer to the Virgin

Tota pulchra es, Maria! 
Et macula originalis non est in Te. 
Tu gloria Ierusalem. 
Tu laetitia Israel. 
Tu honorificentia populi nostri. 
Tu advocata peccatorum. 
O Maria, O Maria. 
Virgo prudentissima. 
Mater clementissima. 
Ora pro nobis. 
Intercede pro nobis. 
Ad Dominum Iesum Christum.

 

Thou art beautiful, Maria,
and the original stain of sin is not in Thee
Thou, the glory of Jerusalem, 
Thou, the joy of Israel,
Thou, the honor of our people. 
Thou, advocate for sinners. 
O Maria, O Maria,
Virgin most prudent,
Mother most merciful. 
Pray for us, 
Plead for us, 
To the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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