Did you know that the "Salve Regina," or "Hail, Holy Queen" is only one of four Marian anthems chosen by the Church to be sung at the end of the Liturgy of the Hours? This episode is an introduction to the four Marian anthems, focusing on the "Salve Regina," sung during Ordinary Time, and the "Alma Redemptoris Mater," which is sung during Advent and Christmastide. As it turns out, both of these anthems were likely composed by the same man, Blessed Hermann of Reichenau, who lived from 1013-1054 and had spina bifida and other diseases that severely limited his speech and mobility. If you're looking to deepen your devotion to Our Lady, or just want to hear the amazing story of Blessed Hermann, this episode is for you!