Hail, holy Queen

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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. 

V. Pray for us O holy Mother of God, 

R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray: 

Almighty, everlasting God, who by the co-operation of the Holy Spirit did prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin-Mother Mary to become a dwelling-place fit for thy Son: 

grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration; 

so by her fervent intercession we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. 

Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.