Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation

Chapter 10: Ave Maria


The Priests—Ave Maria

Film Focus Point: “The Priests,” a professional classical music group composed of three Irish priests, sing the Ave Maria set to Schubert’s melody.

Text Focus Point: Pages 259-261

Discussion Questions

  1. How a prayer is set to music can reveal to us what part of the prayer was most important to the composer. Based on this performance, which part of the prayer seemed to be most important to Schubert? Explain.
  2. Which part of the prayer is most important to you? Why?
  3. Does it change your understanding of the Ave Maria when it is sung versus when it is prayed?

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