Feast of Our Lady of Montserrat

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Montserrat, Patroness of Catalonia. I could do my usual thing and write copious amounts of information about the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady atop the mountain of Montserrat, just outside of Barcelona; the Romanesque statue of the Madonna and Child enshrined there; the importance of the place since the 8th century to Catalan national identity, etc. However, I think Our Lady would be better served by stepping back and allowing the Escolania, the legendary boys’ choir of the monastery, to sing the “Virolai”, the hymn composed in her honor:

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