Definition of Stabat Mater in English:

Stabat Mater

Pronunciation /ˌstɑːbat ˈmɑːtə/ /ˈsteɪbæt ˈmeɪtə/


  • A medieval Latin hymn on the suffering of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion.

    ‘The concept of ‘God’ in Christianity is male, yet in the Stabat Mater and one other great religious text, the Magnificat, we find a unique feminine perspective.’
    ‘‘Stabat Mater’ is particularly associated with the Stations of the Cross.’


From the opening words Stabat mater dolorosa ‘Stood the mother, full of grief’.


Stabat Mater

/ˌstɑːbat ˈmɑːtə/ /ˈsteɪbæt ˈmeɪtə/