INVIOLATA (A PRAYER IN HONOUR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY)
Inviolate, immaculate, and chaste art thou, O Mary,
who hast become the glowing gate of heaven.
O Mother of Christ,
so kind and most dear,
receive our devoted hymns of praise:
that our minds and bodies may be always chaste,
with fervent heart and tongue we now implore thee.
Obtain for us,
through thy sweetly sounding prayer,
pardon for ever.
O Mary, O thou tender Queen,
who alone inviolate didst stay.