1. Psalterium Mariae magnum. The Psalter adapted to the cult of Mary (see Mariolatry). Ascribed by some, perhaps falsely, to Bonaventura.* Each of the 150 Psalms in it begins with wording similar to that in the Scriptural Psalms, but Mary-oriented; the remainder often echoes other Psalms and other parts of the Bible. Included in M. Chemnitz,* Examen Concilii Tridentini, Part III, in the section on the invocation of saints. Ps. 1, e.g., reads: Blessed is the man who loves your name, virgin Mary; your grace will strengthen his soul. Like a tree watered by fountains of waters, he will bring forth very abundant fruits of righteousness [or justice]. Blessed [are] you among women because of the humility and simple faith of your heart. For you excel all women in physical beauty. You exceed the angels and archangels in excellent holiness. Your mercy and your grace are proclaimed everywhere. God has blessed the works of your hands. Hail Mary etc.
2. The rosary.*
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