I have received many questions about the proper use of various Ave Maria songs during Catholic church services and weddings. Not being Catholic, I am an inappropriate resource to provide specific and accurate information. However, a reader today kindly submitted detailed musical and theological information that applies specifically to the Ave Maria lyrics in a Catholic setting.
You can read my original Ave Maria post on the background of Schubert’s Ave Maria, then follow up and Read the Ave Maria Catholic perspective by clicking here. The original post was specifically about Schubert’s original Ave Maria and the subsequent Latin lyrics that were transposed upon it for use in sacred settings. The follow up comments are about using any version of the Ave Maria in Catholic sacred settings.