Sunday, 21 December 2014

Ne contristeris...

Ne contristeris, Ioseph, meum intuens uterum; videbis enim qui ex me nasciturus est atque gaudebis, eumque sicut Deum adorabis, aiebat Dei Mater suo sponso, dum Christum paritura veniret. Illam commemoremus dicentes: Gaude, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, et per te nobiscum.

When the time of Christ's birth was come, said the Mother of God to her spouse, Be not sorrowful, O Joseph, seeing that I am with child; for thou wilt see him who is to be born of me and thou wilt rejoice and love him as thou lovest thy God. Let us remember her, saying: Be thou glad, O full of grace, the LORD is with thee, and through thee with us.

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