The antiphons; Alma Redemtoris Mater, Ave Regina Caelorum, Regina Caeli and Salve Regina, have its own season.

  • Alma Redemtoris Mater is Advent season to Candlemas.
  • Ave Regina Caelorum is up to Holy Saturday
  • Regina Caeli is from Holy Saturday to Trinity Sunday:
  • and Salve Regina thereafter.


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.


O, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,

Hail 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.




V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,


R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.

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:

O almighty, everlasting God,

who by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit,

didst prepare the body and soul of Mary,

glorious Virgin and Mother,

to become a worthy dwelling for Thy Son;

grant that we who rejoice in her commemoration may,

by her gracious intercession,

be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death.

Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen