This text is used at all times in the Roman rite except during Advent as the Communion motet of the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin. A longer version of the same also forms the 7th Respond at Matins on Christmas Day. The text below in bold is common to both Communion and Respond; that in normal font belongs only to the Respond, while the Alleluia is used for the Communion during Paschal Time.
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- José Maurício Nunes Garcia — Matinas do Natal
Text and translations
Beata viscera Mariae Virginis,
Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary,