An Indulgence of 5 years.
An Indulgence of 7 years, every day in May.
A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions for the daily recitation of this prayer.
A plenary indulgence at the hour of death to be gained by those who have often recited this prayer during life, and who, after Confession and Communion, or at least an Act of Contrition, shall invoke the Holy Name of Jesus with their lips, if possible, or at least in their hearts, and accept death with resignation from the hand of God as the just punishment of sin.
This Antiphon is sung at Compline from the Saturday before Trinity Sunday until the Friday before the First Sunday of Advent.
The composition of the Salve Regina is traditionally attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the great doctor of the Church and one of the magnificent figures of the Middle Ages. A beautiful article on the final words of the hymn can be read here.
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy.
Hail, 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.
PROPHECY OF VENERABLE MARY OF AGREDA (1602 – 1665)
“It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God, all heresies will disappear. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed Mother… Before the Second Coming of Christ, Mary must, more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith.”