Yesterday the meditation from St. Alphonsus was on
the Death of Most Holy Mary.
By today the beautiful funeral couch of the Mother of God
had been erected with a pall overhanging Her figure.
Memoria mea in generationes saeculorum.
My memory is unto everlasting generations.
Beata es, Virgo Maria,
quae omnium portasti Creatorem:
genuisti qui te fecit,
et in aeternum permanes virgo.
Blessed art Thou, O Virgin Mary,
Who didst bear the Creator of all things:
didst bring forth Him who made Thee,
and for ever remainest a virgin.
At the funeral couch of our Mother let us pray:
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.