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Madonna and Child

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio), Small Cowper Madonna, 1505, Oil on Wood, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Our Lady of Good Council
Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Hail, Holy Queen,
Mother of Mercy;
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, Most Gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy towards us;
and after this exile, show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet
Virgin Mary.

Salve Regina, Mater Misericordiae;
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevac.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrymarum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocata Nostra,
Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte:
Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui.
Nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis
Virgo Maria.


Painting: Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael