A Hymn for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Back in 2011, a contest for poetry and music was held in honor of the upcoming Centennial of Our Lady of Fatima. The combination of these compositions was the creation of the beautiful Portuguese hymn, “Teacher of the Announcement, Prophecy of Love.” When I discovered this 13 verse hymn existed a few weeks ago, I immediately began searching for an English translation to teach to my sons as part of our family’s Fatima celebration. But, after my googling proved a sore disappointment, I was faced with a short list of possible options. I could scrap the whole idea, find someone who knew Portuguese and was willing to translate for me, or I could take the leap and attempt an English translation myself.  This first option was completely out of the question and the second turned out to be a more difficult feat than I had anticipated.


So… I decided to try my hand at translating the Portuguese of the first verse and am humbly sharing my efforts with you. I did my best to stay as close to the original language as possible and did not alter the Latin chorus.


Should your family like to join us in the study of this hymn, I have provided a low quality downloadable recording of my English version (done early this morning before everyone woke up) and a printable word sheet for your family hymnal. A video of the original hymn and link to the sheet music are also shown.


I’d love to hear your family’s plans for the Fatima Centennial, so please share them with me in the comments!






 

My English Translation

 

She the chosen field of the Spirit

Gave her fiat to the herald she heard

With the angel we say, “Hail full of grace,

The servant and messenger of the Word.”

Welcomed by all generations

Happy among women and ever blessed

Praise be to the fruit of thy womb

Guardian and mother of the Eucharist

 

Chorus:

Ave o clemens, Ave o pia

Salve Regina Rosarii Fatimae!

Ave o clemens, Ave o pia

Ave o dulcis Virgo Maria.

 






 

“Teacher of the Announcement, Prophecy of Love” sung in English





 

Printable English Word Sheet

(Just click on the picture to download)

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“Mestra do Anúncio, Profecia do Amor” Sheet Music





 

Original Hymn

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