Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Hail, O Lady,
holy Queen,
Mary,holy Mother of God,
who are the virgin made church
and who are the one chosen by the most holy
Father in heaven,
whom he consecrated
with his most holy beloved Son
and with the Holy Spirit the Paraclete,
and in whom there has been and is
all the fullness of grace and every good.
Hail, His Palace!
Hail, His Tabernacle!
Hail, His Home!
Hail, His Robe!
Hail, His Handmaid!
Hail, His Mother!
And all you holy virtues,
who
through the grace and illumination of the
Holy Spirit have been poured into the
hearts of the faithful, so that from their
faithless state, you may make them
faithful to God.


The Salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
written by St. Francis of Assisi

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail,holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee 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.

“Hail, O Lady!”

Statue of Madonna and Christ Child. Located in the lobby of St. Anthony Shrine, Boston,MA.

Hail, O Lady, holy Queen, Mary, Holy Mother of God, who are the virgin made church and who are the one chosen by the most holy Father in heaven, whom he consecrated with his most holy beloved Son and with the Holy Spirit the Paraclete, and in whom there has been and is all the fullness of grace and every good. Hail, His Palace! Hail, His Tabernacle! Hail, His Home! Hail, His Robe! Hail, His Handmaid! Hail, His Mother!……..And all you holy virtues, who through the grace and illumination of the Holy Spirit have been poured into the hearts of the faithful, so that from their faithless state you may make them faithful to God.

This prayer was composed by St. Francis of Assisi.