Holy Mary, Mother of God
Luke 1:43 (And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?)

Mary is full of God’s grace; this would make her holy. Mary is the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the 2nd person of the Holy Trinity. Since Jesus is God this makes her the mother of God. She is the mother of the God-Man Jesus, not the mother of the Trinity.

Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death
James 5:16 (Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects)

St. James tells Christians to pray for one another. All the baptized are members of the body of Christ (1Cor 12:12-14), therefore it is right to pray for other members of the body. James goes on to say that the prayers of the righteous have great power. What human (other than Jesus) is more righteous then the Blessed Mother. Though she is in heaven she still hears the prayers of her children on Earth and intercedes for them.

Salve Regina is a prayer of petition

Hail Holy Queen

Hail- a greeting for one who you have greatly desired to speak to. the angel spoke this way too [Luke 1:28] when speaking to Mary.
Queen- in the Davidic kingdom, the mother of the king was always seen as the queen. the roll of this queen is seen in [1 Kings 2:17, 20; 1 Kings 2:18; 1 Kings 2:19; 1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 22:10; Neh. 2:6]
Holy- the ark of the covenant was considered holy because it housed the word of God at one point, so too did Mary house the WORD of God. In 2 Chron. 8:11, it shows that even the places the ark has been to become holy just because the ark has been there, meaning the ark is holy. also, the power of the Most High overshadowed her [Luke 1:35] she is filled with grace and the Lord is with her [Luke 1:28]

Mother of Mercy

Jesus Christ is mercy. Mary is Jesus’ mother, the mother of the Lord [Luke 1:43], so Mary is MERCY’s mother.

Our Life, our sweetness, and our hope

you see, it’s Mother of the following four things: Mercy, Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope. and in a special way, too then, she herself is our life, sweetness, and hope, she’s those things by ASSOCIATION because she raised mercy itself, we owe some gratitude to her for that very mercy. because she raised Him who is Our Life, because she brought Him into the world, we owe gratitude to her and in some way she takes on that attribute simply by her mothering Him who is our life, etc with the other two. Mary gave us hope by accepting Jesus Christ into her womb. (Luke 1:38) all of these things combined seem to indicate holiness.

to thee do we cry

the ppl in a Davidic kingdom see the mother of the king, the Gebirah or Queen Mother, as one who intercedes on their behalf [1 Kings 2:18]

poor banished children of Eve

we were all born not into immortality in paradise, but because of Eve’s acceptance of the serpent and Adam’s acceptance of his wife’s, we were BANISHED from paradise. [Genesis 3:17]

to thee do we lift up our sighs[/b] again:

the ppl in a Davidic kingdom see the mother of the king, the Gebirah or Queen Mother, as one who intercedes on their behalf [1 Kings 2:18]

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Psalms do this kinda stuff all the time, and lamentations, and, most of the OT, mourning over sinfulness, and over exile (as we were exiled from the Garden of Eden). This is the whole point of prayer and fasting, it is a very good spiritual thing to mourn and weep over what offenses we cause to God.

turn then, most gracious advocate

again, the Davidic kingdom, the queen mother was always pleading to the king on behalf of her ppl. [1 Kings 2:18] I encourage you to read Scott Hahn’s book, ironically enough, HAIL HOLY QUEEN

thine eyes of mercy towards us

this again has to do with the “Gebirah” again, the queen mother, so see again: [1 Kings 2:17, 20; 1 Kings 2:18; 1 Kings 2:19; 1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 22:10; Neh. 2:6]

and after this our exile,

we have been banished, exiled, out of paradise and God’s presence [Genesis 3:17], by the woman and her seed shall we fight the one who caused our banishment [Genesis 3:16], and by Jesus, the seed of the woman, we have the power to again be sons of God [John 1:12]. Baptism saves us from our banishment [1 Peter 3:21] through the resurrection, thus we may one day again enter the presence of God, those who do the will of the Heavenly Father will one day enter the presence of God again, paradise, HEAVEN [Matthew 7:21]

show unto us the blessed fruit of they womb,

the angel refers to Jesus as the blessed fruit of Mary’s womb [Luke 1:28[ and Elizabeth filled with the Holy Spirit [Luke 1:41] also refers to Him as such [Luke 1:42]


hehe, you cannot disagree with invoking His Holy Name in prayer

Oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary- She pledged a life of virginity all her life, which was the only reason she was so shocked and didn’t understand how she could bear a child without ‘knowing man’ [Luke 1:34] it’s not she hadn’t yet known man, but she DOESN’T know man, that means past present and future.

clement, loving

one who is filled with grace and most blessed of all women [Luke 1:28] will be called blessed by every generation [Luke 1:48] who heard the word of God and kept it as a model for all [Luke 11:28] would, of course, be loving. She is shown to be one of the greatest of Jesus’ disciples. She spent 30 years with Him hearing His message, so she must have gotten this message of love more than anyone.

clement and sweet

same verses, blessed and grace-filled would, of course, produce a very sweet woman who is good and merciful, she spent thirty years with the one who is the source of all mercy, don’t you think a little of His goodness, His sweetness, His love, at least rubbed off? She’s in heaven, and those that stand before the Father are perfected [Matthew 5:48]

Pray for us oh holy mother of God

pray for us- intercession of the mother of the king again [1 Kings 2:17, 20; 1 Kings 2:18; 1 Kings 2:19; 1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 22:10; Neh. 2:6]
holy- [2 Chron. 8:11; Luke 1:28; Luke 1:35]
mother of God- [Luke 1:43]

that we may be found worthy of the promises of Christ

first that we are unworthy servants [Luke 17:10] then that we can be made worthy through Christ “by His wounds we are healed” [Isaiah 53:5] He promised to heal us and to give us a light yoke [Matthew 11:30] and He promised also that we would be persecuted [Matthew 24:9] but that is a blessing [Matthew 5:12] he gave the promise of eternal life [John 3:16] if we do the will of His father [Matthew 5:48; Matthew 7:21]