In this month of the Holy Rosary we would like to run an article on the image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manila, whose national Shrine is to be found in the great Dominican church in Quezon City in Metropolitan Manila. Let us look at the image above; it is our Lord Himself ‘giving’ us the Rosary.
Could we ask of you, our brothers and sisters, for a translation into English of the Tagalog prayer song, Salamat Maria, specially composed for the centenary in October 2007 of the Canonical Coronation by St Pope Pius X of the image of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in the Dominican church? Our language expert residing somewhere in the south of France appears to have gone suddenly on sabbatical, so we rely humbly on you so that we may present a full article in English for the benefit of CP&S readers around the world.
Please refer to our recent post, Our Lady of the Rosary, for the text of the prayer in Tagalog if needed, though I doubt you would need it. Please post your translation in the comments section below. It will be gratefully acknowledged.
My prayers for your happiness there in the beautiful islands of the Philippines, the islands loved by Our Lady. I wave to you, our neighbours, from Malaysia across the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea.