Translation © by David Wyatt

Mente tota tibi supplicamus
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Mente tota tibi supplicamus,
ut sicut Filio tuo
Domino nostro Jesu Christo
aliquando displicuimus,
modo vice versa immutatis moribus
per te usque in finem ei complaceamus.
Preces nostras, Virgo mirabilis,
ideo ne despicias quia ore indigno
nomen sanctum tuum
invocare praesumimus:

Sancta Maria,
ora pro nobis;
sancta Dei genitrix,
ora pro nobis;
sancta Virgo virginum,
intercede pro nobis.


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "De tout notre esprit nous te supplions", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "With our whole soul we beg", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-08-07
Line count: 16
Word count: 58

With our whole soul we beg
Language: English  after the Latin 
With our whole soul we beg you
That just as we sometimes displease
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
So on the contrary 
with changed ways
Through you we can please him until the end.
Do not despise our prayers
Wonderful virgin, because 
with our unworthy mouths
We presume to call on your holy name:

Holy Mary
Pray for us;
Holy mother of God,
Pray for us;
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Intercede for us.


  • Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-30
Line count: 16
Word count: 72