Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 5 You give honour to our people


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.

Piazza di Spagna Immacolata

You give honour to our people

You are the honour of our race because your “yes” has reminded mankind that we can be holy. We too can say “yes” to God in order to live in intimacy with Him.

Oh Mary, the resplendent moon of purity, we celebrate the mystery of your Immaculate Conception that was the principle of Salvation for the whole human race and the joy of the whole world. We thank and bless the Most Holy Trinity that has so magnificently glorified you. We pray that you will obtain the grace for us to know how to profit from the Passion and Death of your Son, Jesus such that the blood he shed on the Cross was not in vain. May we live holy lives and so be saved. 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.