The Hail Holy Queen prayer is nearly 500 years old. It is commonly said at the end of the rosary, in morning prayers and during prayers in the Traditional Latin mass. This lovely prayer, also known by its Latin name, the Salve Regina, was composed by a monk in the 11th century, named Hermannus Contractus.
This beautiful prayer is a prayer of love to our Blessed Mother. The heartfelt trust in our Mother’s love through this prayer, led the common people and clergy to add it to the prayers of the rosary. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s covenant with David. This prayer acknowledges Mary as the rightful Davidic queen, who sits at the right hand of her son, Jesus.
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Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Mary has a special place of honor in Heaven and so has a special place of honor in our hearts as well. She is referred to as “our life, our sweetness, and our hope”, because the Father used her to bring us His Son, Jesus. He continues to use Mary to bring humankind closer to Jesus through Marian apparitions throughout the world in the past and present. Our honoring of Mary does not mean we worship her. Rather, she magnifies the glory of God.
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