It was especially popular in the Middle Ages and has been used by many composers as the basis of other compositions. The creation of the original hymn has been attributed to several people, including Bernard of Clairvaux 12th century , Saint Venantius Fortunatus 6th century  and Hermannus Contractus 11th century. The hymn is frequently used as a prayer for safe-conduct for travelers. Brigid of Kildaire. The Latin text of the hymn as authorized for use in the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Rite ordinary form is the following: . Monstra te esse matrem, sumat per te precem  qui pro nobis natus tulit esse tuus.
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So this ends here. We will get the music of the Ave Maris Stella into your home right now. Into your home, your heart, and your soul! As she guides us to Christ and shows us the way to Heaven, it is lovely and fitting to compare the Virgin Mary to a star guiding wayfarers home. Jerome is the first person known to have done this, referring to her under this title.
Appropriately, the hymn is used in the traditional Divine Office for Vespers for Marian feasts. Playable audio with sheet music display English translation also displayed there. Pray and love this beautiful hymn. Reblogged this on St. Catherine Catholic Culture Center. Like Like. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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Ave maris stella (Gregorian Chant)
Ave maris stella (Gregorian chant)