MARIAN SYMPHONY NO. 16 / by Joseph Castorino


Virgin Most Venerable, may your cheerful

  Countenance light up our lives with joy;

Let your graceful serenity bring calm to the

  Anxiety of our tangled, troubled minds.


Pray that we may humbly raise our heads

  To our most holy Heavenly Father;

Encourage us, Dear Lady, that we may come

  To His Royal Majesty in complete confidence.


Your breathtaking beauty and sweet soul

  Inspire us to pursue innocent purity;

Open wide your arms to embrace us with

  God’s grand and glorious graces.


Teach us to follow the path that leads to

  The pristine waterfalls of Paradise;

The immaculate incense of your prayers

  Pleasantly perfumes God’s grandiose throne.