Salve

                              

Mary, we greet thee, Mother and Queen all merciful,

Our life, our sweetness and our hope, we hail thee.

To thee we exiled children of Eve lift our crying.

To thee we send our sighs, as mourning and weeping,

We pass through this vale of sorrow.

Haste then we pray, O our intercessor, look with pity

With eyes of love compassionate, upon us sinners,

And after, when this earthly exile shall be ended.

Show us thy womb’s most blessed fruit, thy Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O most sweet Virgin Mary.

 

V. Pray for us, o Holy Mother of God,

R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

                                                         Prayer after salve

Most Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and our own dear Mother, we pay homage to you our heavenly Queen and we consecrate ourselves to you. We choose you as our patroness. Accept us as your children and receive this total consecration of ourselves, body and soul, heart and mind which we now make to you. We consecrate to you this house, our loved ones and the whole human race. Take us all under your protection dearest Mother, shield us from temptation, guard us from danger, help us in our weakness, comfort us in sorrow, preserve us from sin. Be with us at the hour of our death and lead us to paradise so that together with you and the saints we may sing God’s praises for all eternity, Amen.