Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes, Vespers II

Through Him who is Teacher Supreme of the Faith,
That Mary is free from all stain we believe,
And through all the nations the Faithful with joy
Her triumph receive.

The Virgin, with kind and encouraging words,
Appears to a maiden of lowly degree,
And herself, from the stain of original sin,
Declares she is free.

O cavern most blessed, by the presence adorned,
Of this Mother divine, and Crock most revered,
From which, flowing forth in rich life-giving streams,
A fountain appeared!

Thenceforth to our country there flock many crowds
Of pilgrims, from every nation and shore,
Who all of the powerful Virgin the aid
Devoutly implore.

The Mother accepts their petitions and tears,
And health gives again to the sorrowful band, [again,
So, gaining their wish, they all seek once
Each one his own land.

O Virgin, who healest the sorrows of those
Who seek thee, vouchsafe to thy clients to send,
In trouble, thy help, and procure us the joys
Of life without end.

All praise to the Father, and Him He begot,
The Son; and the same, Holy Spirit, to Thee,
Who art of Them Both the true Spirit, One God,
For Eternity be. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England