Ave Regina Caelorum

Ave Regina caelorum,

Ave Domina Angelorum,

Salve radix, salve porta,

Ex qua mundo lux est orta.

Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,

Super omnes speciosa,

Vale, O valde decora!

Et pro nobis Christum exora.

Hail, Queen of Heaven.

Hail, Lady of Angels

Hail, thou root, hail, thou gate

From whom into the world, a light has arisen:

Rejoice, glorious Virgin,

Lovely above all others,

Farewell, most beautiful maiden,

And pray for us to Christ.

The Dominican tune is more elaborate than the more widely-known Roman plainchant version.

This antiphon is sung from Candlemas and throughout Lent.