AVE MARIA STELLA
Hail, Star of the sea! Blessed Mother of God, yet ever a virgin!
O happy gate of heaven!
Thou that didst receive the Ave from Gabriel's lips, confirm us in peace, and so let Eva be changed into an Ave of blessing for us.
Loose the sinner's chains, bring light to the blind, drive from us our evils, and ask all good things for us.
Show thyself a mother, and offer our prayers to him, who would be born of thee, when born for us.
O incomparable Virgin, and meekest of the meek, obtain us the forgiveness of our sins, and make us meek and chaste.
Obtain us purity of life, and a safe pilgrimage; that we may be united with thee in the blissful vision of Jesus.
Praise be to God the Father and to the Lord Jesus, and to the Holy Ghost: to the Three one self-same praise.
V. Hail Mary, full of grace, alleluia.
R. The Lord is with thee, alleluia.