The 15 Joys of Our Lady

From Book of Hours, Use of Paris, by Catholic Church. Circa 1480.

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Books of Hours were generally of a small practical format that could be carried anywhere, and were used for meditation and prayer several times a day, others, however, were meant for display.

Les XVe joies Nostre Dame. Doulce dame de mi | sericorde, mere de pi | tié, fontaine de tous biens, | qui portastes Jesucrist | neuf moys en vos precieulx flans | et l’alectastes de vos dignes | mamelles ; belle tres doul | ce dame, je vous cri mercy, | et vous veuillés prier vostre | doulx chier filx qu’il me | veuille ensaigner et me | doint en telle maniere vi | vre en cest ciecle que je puis | se venir à sa misericorde, et || […]

The 15 joys of Our Lady Gentle lady of mercy, mother of compassion, fountain of all good, who bore Jesus Christ nine months in your precious womb, and nursed him from your sweet breasts. Fair most gentle lady, I pray for your mercy and beg you to ask your beloved son to teach me to live in this century in such a way as to come to his mercy, and […]

Metadata Details
Item Type Manuscript
Title The 15 Joys of Our Lady
Publication Title Book of Hours, Use of Paris
Short Title Book of Hours, ca. 1480
Publication Creator Catholic Church
Publication Date Circa 1480
Language French
Call Number VAULT Case MS 41
Location Special Collections 4th floor
Notes f.175r.