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stabat mater - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'stabat mater' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Stabat Mater
- A celebrated Latin hymn, beginning with these words, commemorating the sorrows of the mother of our Lord at the foot of the cross. It is read in the Mass of the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, and is sung by Catholics when making "the way of the cross" (Via Crucis). See Station, 7 (c).