Ave Maria: May, the month of Mary

May is a time of special devotion to the Blessed Mother. Every few days you'll find a post with a different setting of the Ave Maria.

This setting is a composition of Giulio Cacinni who died in Florence in 1618. The only lyrics for the entire piece are the two words of the title, repeated over and over again. The vocalist here is 20 year old Hayley Westenra of New Zealand.



  1. The vocalist sounds and looks like an angel. Very beautiful.

  2. I was feeling a little out of sorts and overwhelmed this afternoon and this Ave Maria has calmed my spirits. Thank you. I agree that this young lady does look and sing like an angel.



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