Salve regina mater misericordi'

Salve regina mater misericordi'

Author: Contractus Honorarius
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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 Jesum, benedictum
fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia,
O dulcis Virgo Maria.

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #685

Author: Contractus Honorarius

Hermannus Contractus (also known as Herimanus Augiensis or Hermann von Reichenau) was the son of Count Wolverad II von Altshausen. He was born 18 February, 1013 at Altshausen (Swabia). He was a cripple at birth, but intellectually gifted. Therefore his parents sent him to be taught by Abbot Berno on the island of Reichenau. He took his monastic vows here and died on Reichenau 21 September, 1054. He was a mathematician, astronomer, musician, chronicler, and poet, among other things. He is frequently credited as the author of "Alma Redemptoris Mater" and "Salve Regina" Dianne Shapiro, from Schlager, P. (1910). Hermann Contractus. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved October 13, 2014 from New Advent: ht… Go to person page >



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