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``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D

Ave Maria and
The Song of Bernadette (1943)

This video consists of "Ave Maria" sung by the wonderful Perry Como, accompanied by images from the movie "The Song of Bernadette." The movie won Jennifer Jones, who played St. Bernadette Soubirous, an Academy Award. Read about the Marian apparition at Lourdes here.

The lyrics to Ave Maria:

Ave Maria gratia plena,
Maria gratia plena,
Maria gratia plena.
Ave, ave Dominus.
Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus.
Et benedictus.
Et benedictus fructus ventris,
Ventris tui Iesus.
Ave Maria.

Ave Maria Mater Dei.
Ora pro nobis pecatoribus.
Ora ora pro nobis.
Ora ora pro nobis peccatoribus.
Nunc et in hora mortis.
In hora mortis nostrae.
In hora mortis mortis nostrae.
In hora mortis nostrae.
Ave Maria.


Hail, Mary, full of Grace,
Mary, full of Grace,
Mary, full of Grace,
Hail, hail, the Lord,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
and blessed,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
thy womb, Jesus.
Hail Mary.

Hail Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Pray, pray for us,
Pray, pray for us sinners,
Now and in the hour of our death,
in the hour of our death,
in the hour of our death.
Hail Mary.

 "The Song of Bernadette" at


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