Friday, 28 January 2011

Beauly Priory - 17

Our Marian Devotions concluded with the singing of the Salve Regina.

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae,
vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae,
ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

How wonderful it was to sing the same words and tune which would have been sung by the monks within these very walls so many years ago. We are all grateful to Historic Scotland for so willingly allowing us to still worship in the ruins of the Priory.

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