Alma Redemptoris Mater - Marian Hymn
Each season of the liturgical year has a specific hymn dedicated to Our Lady, which is sung now at the end of Compline, the last office of the day. During the Seasons of Advent and Christmastide (ending on with the Feast of the Purification on February 2) the Church sings the Alma Redemptoris Mater which centers upon the Divine Maternity. At ICC we have been singing this hymn following the Leonine Prayers at weekday Masses and during the Last Gospel on Sundays. A copy of the hymn and its translation can be downloaded here.