An Actual Photograph of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God
Ave, Regina Caelorum
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta
Ex qua mundo lux et orta.
Hail, O Queen of
Hail, O Lady of Angels
Hail! thou root, hail! thou gate
From whom unto the world, a Light has arisen.
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Super omnes speciosa,
Vale, o valde decora,
Et pro nobis Christum exora.
Glorious Virgin, Joy to thee,
Loveliest whom those in Heaven see:
Fairest thou, where all are fair,
Plead with Christ our souls to spare.
This Marian Antiphon was widely
used for nearly 800 years (the 12th century
composer is unknown) before Vatican II effectively
abolished it together with the Gregorian Chant and
virtually all Latin hymns, chants, sequences,
antiphons, etc. in favor of culturally acquired
vernacular music much of which has been borrowed
from Protestantism or adapted from secular and now
largely dated folk tunes and melodies. The musical
heritage of the Catholic Church has been repudiated
as antithetical to the Modernist heresy of
have presumed to take Thee unto me!
Because Thou first had taken me to Thee.
I am speechless, reckless,
my breathless love ...
great, too great!
sunders bosom, breast,
takes this heart from out of me!
I should die, seize Thou this shattered heart
once the whispered knowing of my love.
I am a fool ... and would you love me still?
not tell me, either way lest I
knowing, surely come to die!
Joseph Mary del Campos
* In 1970,
a pilgrim visiting the Shrine of San De Marco, Italy, had a vision
of a woman who told him to take a picture of the setting sun. Having
a simple Polaroid camera, he only saw the sunset when he snapped
this picture. When the picture was developed, this image of the
Blessed Virgin Mary appeared (note the sunset at the lower right
of the picture." This image was taken from a home-made Christmas
Card, and scanned December 24, 1997. The photographer is unknown.
It appears below:
Actual Photograph of Mary, Mother of God, reduced
Our rendering though Photoshop in an effort to remove artifacts
and enhance the photograph appears below:
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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art
thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour
of our death. Amen.
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus
tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris
tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to thee. Amen.