Hail Holy Queen

This prayer is usually said at the end of Compline (night prayer) in the Divine Office. It is also often used in conjunction with the Rosary. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly recite this prayer. The traditional form of the prayer is shown below.

Latin English
  • SALVE, Regina, mater misericordiae: vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
  • Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
  • Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle.
  • Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
  • Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
  • O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria. Amen.
  • 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 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. Amen.
  • V Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
  • R Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
  • V Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
  • R That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
  • Oremus
  • Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui gloriosae Virginis Matris Mariae corpus et animam, ut dignum Filii tui habitaculum effici mereretur, Spiritu Sancto cooperante, praeparasti: da, ut cuius commemoratione laetamur; eius pia intercessione, ab instantibus malis, et a morte perpetua liberemur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.
  • Amen.
  • Let us pray
  • Almighty, everlasting God, who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin-Mother Mary to become a worthy dwelling for Thy Son; grant that we who rejoice in her commemoration may, by her loving intercession, be delivered from present evils and from the everlasting death.
  • Amen.