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IX. Audi coelum

Audi coelum verba mea, plena desiderio et perfusa gaudio. Eco: Audio! Dic, quaeso, mihi: Quae est ista quae consurgens ut aurora rutilat, et benedicat? Eco: Dicam! Dic, nam ista pulchra ut luna, electa ut sol replete laetitia terras, coelos, Maria. Eco: Maria! Maria Virgo illa dulcis, praedicata de prophetis Ezechielis porta orientalis. Eco: Talis! Illa sacra et felix porta, per quam mors fuit expulsa, introducta autem vita. Eco: Vita! Quae semper tutum est medium inter homines et Deum, pro culpis remedium. Eco: Medium! Omnes hanc ergo sequamur, quam cum gratia mereamur vitam aeternam. Consequamur. Eco: Sequamur! Praestat nobis Deus, Pater hoc et Filius et Mater, cuiusnomen invocamus, ducle miseris solamen. Eco: Amen! Benedicta es, Virgo Maria, in seculorum secula.

Hear, Heaven, hear my word, full of longing and suffused with joy. Echo: I hear! Tell me, I pray: who is she who shines like the rising dawn? Tell me so I may bless her. Echo: I shall tell you! Tell me for this woman, fair as the moon, favoured as the sun, fills with joy the earth, the skies, the seas. Echo: Mary! Mary, that sweet virgin, foretold by the prophet Ezekiel portal of the sunrise Echo: Even she! That sacred and joyful gateway through which death was expelled and life ushered in Echo: Even so! She is forever a sure medium between God and men, a cure for our sins. Echo: A medium! Let us all therefore follow her, By whose grace we may attain eternal life. Let us follow her. Echo: Follow her! May God the Father grant this, And the Sun and the Mother, Whose sweet name we invoke A comfort for the afflicted. Echo: Amen! Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, World without end.

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