Part of the Matheson Trust Sacred Audio Collection
The “Salve Regina” (Latin, Hail Holy Queen), is a mediaeval Marian hymn sometimes attributed to St Bernard. It was set down in its current form at the Abbey of Cluny in the 12th century, and has been widely used in Catholic liturgy since that time. It is commonly said after the completion of the rosary and it was particularly dear to sailors throughout the Middle Ages. Liturgically, it is one of four prescribed Marian Anthems recited after the office of Compline, and, in some uses, after Lauds or other Hours.
Salve Regina (Latin)
Sung by Fr John Kenrick OP and Sister Ann Catherine OP. Recording by The Matheson Trust.
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.