Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 4 You are the joy of Israel


Tota Pulchra

Tota pulchra es Maria,
et macula originalis non es in te.
Tu gloria Ierusalem,
tu laetitia Israel,
tu honorificentia populi nostri,
tu advocata peccatorum.
O Maria! O Maria!
Virgo prudentissima,
Mater clementissima,
ora pro nobis,
intercede pro nobis,
ad Dominum Iesum Christum.
You are all beautiful, Mary,
and the stain of original sin is not in you.
You are the glory of Jerusalem,
you are the joy of Israel,
you give honour to our people.
You are an advocate of sinners. O Mary,
Virgin most intelligent,
Mother most merciful.
Pray for us,
Plead for us,
To the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tota Pulchra Es Maria Joese de Paez detail

You are the joy of Israel

Israel exults and rejoice with you the Virgin of Sion who gave birth to Him who was awaited in the darkness of history. Jesus Christ is the bearer of true peace. Oh, joy of Israel, intercede that we to may obtain that peace that comes from your Son, Jesus.

Immaculate Virgin Mary, mirror of purity, we celebrate seeing the most sublime virtues and gift of the Holy Spirit infused at your Conception. We thank and praise the Most Holy Trinity who favoured you with this privilege. Oh, benign Mother, we ask you to intercede for us to obtain the practise of virtue and therefore make us worthy to receive the gifts and grace of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary.

Lord God you prepared a worthy dwelling place for your Son by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin; grant, we pray, that as you preserved her from all stain of sin in your foreknowledge of His death, so we, by her intercession, may come to you with pure hearts. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.