The Hail Holy Queen, besides honoring and praising this important Mother, also brings more faith and salvation to all children who need God the Father.
This prayer, which is recited a lot by people in their daily lives, as it is present in various prayers in the church itself, also comes in the form of a Marian hymn. It is widespread that we find different melodies that accompany these strong and beautiful words.
This is one of the most famous prayers of the Virgin Mary, after the Hail Mary.
In this prayer, Mary is praised for mercy and justice, considering her as our defender and intercessor before the Father and Jesus Christ.
For those who pray the Hail Holy Queen, it is good to know that she was written with the bitter taste of suffering and a slight feeling of sweet hope.
Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus:
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Origin of the Hail Queen Mother of God and Mercy
The history of prayer has many versions.
Some tell that it was Hermann of Reichenau, a German monk, who wrote it around the year 1050. A time when there were many diseases, wars, famine, etc.
They have to say that it was a monk, Hermann, who wrote this prayer. This monk began his religious life when he was seven years old. As time went by, he was recognized as a good scientist who graduated in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. He was also an excellent musician and poet.
It was on a November day, in a moment of great suffering that Hermann prayed in his room in front of a painting of Our Lady, the prayer.
Hermann, a brother who was a nurse, told him that he wanted to go to the chapel dedicated to the Blessed Mother. And there, Hermann followed with his prayer.
It was at that moment that many people began to pray the Mother of Jesus, our Father, making this Marian prayer known throughout the world.
What is the Hail Holy Queen for?
It is an invocation to Our Lady. When you pray, you ask for her intervention, but you always have to make your request with humility and faith. It is a way to ask forgiveness for the sins of the world and to be saved.
Prayer is a way of recognizing what your position and mission is in life; in the most doubtful paths of life.