Sunday, May 1, 2011


In May, Catholics all over the world honor Mary and crown her image.  But in the Marianas, the custom is to have little girls dressed as angels throw flowers to Mary at the refrain, when we sing "In na'e hao..."

Gi langet yan gi tano' / in na'e hao Maria (In heaven and on earth / we give you, Mary)
i flores guålo' siha / sa' Nånan-måme hao! (the flowers of our gardens / for you are our mother.)

In na'e hao / i flores guålo' siha; (We give you / the flowers of the gardens)
in na'e hao / sa' Nånan-måme hao! (we give you / for you are our mother.)

Man måtto ham O Nåna / man magof yan man dimo; (We come oh mother / joyful and kneeling)
gi fi'on i Lahi-mo / para in nene hao. (beside your Son / in order to greet you).

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