Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sanctissimi Rosarii Beatae Mariae Virginis

Deus, cujus Unigenitus per vitam. mortem et resurrectionem suam nobis salutis aeternae praemia comparavit: concede quaesumus: ut haec mysteria sanctissimo beatae Mariae Virginis Rosario recolentes, et imitemur quod continent, et quod promittunt, assequamur.
Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum...

Let us pray
O God, Whose Only-begotten Son, by living, dying, and rising again, hath purchased everlasting joy for us, mercifully grant that, by calling these things to mind in the Blessed Virgin Mary's most holy Garden-of-roses, we may learn better both to follow what they set forth, and to strive after what they promise.
Through the same Christ our Lord...

For more on praying the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(Art: Fra Angelico, Vicchio di Mugello 1400-Rome 1455, Coronation of the Virgin, Tempera on wood, 112x114. Painted around 1435, it was mentioned by Vasari in his description of Sant'Egidio. At the Uffizi, Florence, since 1948.)