Inviolata integra et casta

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Sequence hymn, mainly associated with Candlemas but occasionally used at Assumption & other feasts.

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Text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Inviolata, integra et casta es Maria:
Quae es effecta fulgida caeli porta.
O Mater alma Christi carissima:
Suscipe pia laudum praeconia.
Te nunc flagitant devota corda et ora:
Nostra ut pura pectora sint et corpora.
Tua per precata dulcisona:
Nobis concedas veniam per saecula.
O benigna! O Regina! O Maria!
Quae sola inviolata permansisti.

English.png English translation

Inviolate, whole and chaste are you, Mary:
you are the shining gate of heaven.
O kind mother, dearest to Christ,
accept our faithful hymns of praise.
To you our hearts and lips cry out:
may our souls and bodies be pure.
Through your prayers' sweet sounds
grant us forgiveness for ever.
O kindly one! O Queen! O Mary!
you alone remain inviolate.

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