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O beata Maria admitte preces nostras
intra sacrarium exauditionis
et reporta nobis antidotum reconciliationis:
sit per te excusabile quod per te gerimus,
sit impetrabile quod fide, mente poscimus,
accipe quod offerimus et dona quod rogamus.
Assiste parata votis poscentium,
sit tibi studium exorare
pro populo Dei quem meruisti
benedicta tu ferre pretium mundi.
O blessed Mary, carry our prayers
into the holy place where they are heard
and bring us back medicine of reconciliation:
through you, may what we do through you be exusable,
may what we ask for with faithful mind be obtainable.
Receive what we offer and give what we ask.
You who have been made ready, give aid towards
a fruitful outcome for the petitions of those who pray.
May you be zealous in interceding
for the people of God; you, the blessed one
who was worthy to bear the ransom of the world.