Ave Maria: May, the month of Mary

Image by MDR

This is the last in an occasional series of Ave's during May, a month of special devotion to Mary.

The moment I saw the fine photo above of the this magnificent iris I knew I wanted to use it for one of these musical Marian posts. Something of the gentle beauty of this flower, not to mention its blue and white color scheme, seemed just perfect for this devotional series. (Click on the image above for a larger version.)

The Ave Maria I've chosen is a favorite of many, the one by Franz Schubert. (Here's the interesting back story on Schubert's famous composition.) This performance by Andrea Bocelli is a fine one and the video offers both the Latin and German lyrics.



Please THINK before you write
and PRAY before you think!