Hail Holy Queen
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,
thine eyes of mercy towards 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, O Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
This wonderful prayer is believed to have been written by the monk Blessed Herman in the 11th century. It is a beautiful prayer wherein we recognize Mary as our Queen. We beg her mercy, for her prayers for us for our salvation. May we live lives deserving of Heaven.