One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A medieval Latin hymn on the suffering of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion.
- ‘‘Stabat Mater’ is particularly associated with the Stations of the Cross.’
- ‘The concept of ‘God’ in Christianity is male, yet in the Stabat Mater and one other great religious text, the Magnificat, we find a unique feminine perspective.’
From the opening words Stabat mater dolorosa ‘Stood the mother, full of grief’.
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