Definition of Stabat Mater in English:

Stabat Mater


  • 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’.


Stabat Mater

/ˈstäbät ˈmätər/