The well known Latin hymn, Stabat Mater Dolorosa, tells of the emotions of our Blessed Virgin Mary at the foot of the Cross, The author of the hymn is uncertain but by the end of the fourteenth century it was well known by all classes.
There are over sixty translations into English (in whole or in part). Amongst the translations are those of D. F. McCarthy, Aubrey de Vere, and Father Tabb. (source: Catholic Encyclopedia, 1918)
Because of these translations there may be a variance between the version in this book and others you may have seen.
Although there are 20 stanzas it is commonly sang during the Way of the Cross using only 14 or 15 of them. All 20 are included in this book.
We pray that you enjoy using this in your homeschool.
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