The Cloisters. Basilica Of Saint Paul-Without-The-Walls, Rome. Author: Dnalor 01. Licence (CC-BY-SA 3.0). Wikimedia Commons.

Friday, 2 February 2018

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" (Sweet Mother Of The Redeemer). The Last Day Of This Beautiful Marian Anthem. It Is Now Succeeded By "Ave Regina Caelorum" (Hail, Queen Of Heaven).


The Blessed Virgin Mary
is Crowned Queen of Heaven
by Her Beloved Son,

Today is the last day of Alma Redemptoris Mater (Sweet Mother of The Redeemer),
one of the four Marian Anthems of Praise to The Blessed Virgin Mary. It is sung from
First Vespers in Advent to Second Vespers of Candlemas (2 February).

It is succeeded by Ave Regina Caelorum (Hail, Queen of Heaven), which is sung
from Compline, on Candlemas (2 February), until Maundy Thursday, exclusive.

Alma Redemptoris Mater
(Sweet Mother of The Redeemer).
Available on YouTube at

Ave Regina Caelorum
(Hail, Queen of Heaven).
Available on YouTube at

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