May 31, 2021

The Queenship of Mary

Madonna Incoronata, ora pro nobis
May 31st is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, a solemn celebration of Our Lady’s eminence as Queen and Mother of the universe and Mediatrix of all graces. On behalf of all of us here at Il Regno, I wish our readers a very Happy and Blessed Feast. In celebration I’m posting the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) in English and Latin. The accompanying photo of the Madonna Incoronata, patroness of Foggia, Puglia, was taken at the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in East Harlem, New York. Evviva Maria!

Salve Regina

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.

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.