O Sanctissima (O Most Holy One)

Translator: Harry Hagan

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First Line: O Sanctissima, Holy Queen of Love
Title: O Sanctissima (O Most Holy One)
Translator: Harry Hagan
Source: Latin Verse 1: Herder's Stimmen der Völker in Liedern, 1807; Latin Verses 2-4: Arundel Hymnal, 1905
Language: English; Latin
Publication Date: 2012
Copyright: Tr. © 2003, St. Meinrad Archabbey. Published by OCP



SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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