Ho plej sankta, ho plej pia

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Ho plej sankta, ho plej pia,
Dolĉa virga Maria!
Panjo amata, pura, beata,
Preĝu, preĝu por ni al Di'.

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #186

Translator: Albrecht Kronenberger

Albrecht Kronenberger, born January 21, 1940, in Würzburg, Germany, was one of the three editors of ADORU - Ekumena Diserva Libro. As a youth, lived in Pirmasens and Germersheim; studied philosophy and Catholic theology in Eichstätt (Bavaria), Frankfurt (Hesse), and Speyer, where he was ordained a priest in 1966. After serving as vicar in Frankenthal and Bellheim, he worked from 1969 to 2002 as a Gymnasium (secondary school) teacher of religion in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, where he has remained in his retirement. Not long after learning Esperanto in the late 1980s, he began to be active in teaching Esperanto in his school and in celebrating Esperanto-language masses in connection with Esperanto conventions and in the cathedral of S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ho plej sankta, ho plej pia
Latin Title: O Sanctissima, O Piissima
Translator: Albrecht Kronenberger (1999)
Language: Esperanto



SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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