O Virgin Mary, blessed and venerable art thou: who without blemish to thy maidenhood, didst become the Mother of the Savior. O Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain, enclosed Himself within thy womb, and became man.

Alleluia, alleluia. Through thee, O Mother of God, has the life we had lost been restored: from heaven didst thou beget thy Child, to the world brought forth a Savior. ~ From the Gradual of today’s Mass