Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy sweet

Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy sweet

Translator: D. J. Donahoe; Author (attributed to): Hermann Contractus
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Translator: D. J. Donahoe

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Author (attributed to): Hermann Contractus

Hermannus Contractus (also known as Herimanus Augiensis or Hermann von Reichenau) was the son of Count Wolverad II von Altshausen. He was born 18 February, 1013 at Altshausen (Swabia). He was a cripple at birth, but intellectually gifted. Therefore his parents sent him to be taught by Abbot Berno on the island of Reichenau. He took his monastic vows here and died on Reichenau 21 September, 1054. He was a mathematician, astronomer, musician, chronicler, and poet, among other things. He is frequently credited as the author of "Alma Redemptoris Mater" and "Salve Regina" Dianne Shapiro, from Schlager, P. (1910). Hermann Contractus. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved October 13, 2014 from New Advent: ht… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy sweet
Translator: D. J. Donahoe
Author (attributed to): Hermann Contractus



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