A Birthday Song

Today we celebrate the birthday of Our Holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Weather permitting, my kids and I will go hear Mass later today in her honour (We will only walk as I still have yet to get a restricted driver’s licence, never having driven before we migrated to New Zealand and my husband is away on his annual retreat.).

For now, I dedicate this post to her by sharing this beautiful song, Stella Maris (video above — with many thanks to my dear friend, Chichi, who shared it on Facebook), that I hope you can enjoy listening to while viewing the lovely images of Our Mother. I’ve ventured to translate the lyrics in English in italics below:

Stella Maris

Kung itong aming paglalayag
If as we sail
Inabot ng pagkabagabag
We would find unrest
Nawa’y mabanaagan ka
We hope to catch a glimpse of you
Hinirang na tala ng umaga
Who have been deemed the morning star.

Kahit alon man ng pangamba
Even waves of  fear
Di alintana sapagkat naro’n ka
Would be nothing because you’re there
Ni unos ng pighati
Not even a storm of grief
At kadiliman ng gabi
Or the darkness of the night.

Maria sa puso ninuman
Mary, in anyone’s heart
Ika’y tala ng kalangitan
You are the star of the heavens
Ningning mo ay walang pagmamaliw
Your brightness is ever enduring
Inang sinta, Inang ginigiliw
Beloved Mother, dearest Mother

Tanglawan kami aming ina
Look upon us our Mother
Sa kalangitan naming pita
From the heaven that we yearn
Nawa’y maging hantungang
Where we hope to be someday
Pinakamimithing kaharian
The most desired kingdom.

[Repeat Chorus]

Happy Birthday Mama Mary!!


1 Comment

  1. Stephen Volk

    Make this a MEANINGFUL Birthday for Mother Mary by getting this urgent Message out!

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