February 19, 2013

Hail, Holy Queen

By You the Light has Entered the World

Hail, Holy Queen was written by Fr. Lucien Deiss C.S.Sp. (1921-2007). It was first published in 1965 as part of the collection: Biblical Hymns and Psalms, Volume 1. Besides writing many hymns honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Deiss also authored the book: Joseph, Mary, Jesus (Liturgical Press, 1996) which reflects on the childhood of Jesus and the influence, both intellectually and spiritually that Joseph and Mary had in his life. In the Liturgy of the Hours, Hail, Holy Queen is used on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption; and in the Commons of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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