Ave Maria

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Poetry and Artwork by Tiziana DellaRovere

Celestial Madonna

Ave Maria,
Piena di grazia,
Il signore è con te,
Tu sei benedetta in tutto il creato
E benedetto è il frutto del ventre tuo,
Il Cristo.

Santa Maria, Madre in Dio,
Circondaci col tuo amore
E con la bellezza della natura,
Dei fiori profumati,
Dei boschi misteriosi,
Del mare profondo, del cielo stellato.

Nel giorno e nelle notte,
Madonna Splendida,
Rivestita dalle fiamme del sole,
Il tuo cuore dorato c’illumina il cammino.
A te, Regina del cielo e della terra,
Confidiamo i nostri segreti,
Da te, Madre Tenera e Amorosa,
Riceviamo
Il soffio prezioso della vita,

Adesso e per sempre,
Amen.

Hail Mary,
Full of grace,
The Father is with thee,
Blessed art thou in all creation
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
The Christ.

Holy Mary, Mother in God,
Envelop us with thy love
And with the beauty of nature,
Of the scented flowers,
Of the mysterious woods,
Of the deep sea, of the star-filled sky.

By day and by night,
Radiant Madonna,
Clothed in the flame of the sun,
Thy golden heart lights our path.
To thee, Queen of heaven and earth,
We entrust our secrets,
From thee, Tender and Loving Mother,
We receive
The precious breath of life,

Now and forever more,
Amen.

Program Notes

Tiziana’s Ave Maria is an adaptation of the traditional prayer to Mother Mary. Rather than praying to Mary as the mother of Jesus Christ, this Ave Maria is a celebration of Mary as the feminine aspect of God, who envelops her creations in loving beauty. It is a prayer to call on the great power of the Divine Feminine around us and within us to birth an inner Christ, the presence of the Divine that lives within us and expresses itself through our acts of love and creativity.

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