ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER
"Loving Mother of the Redeemer." One of the three seasonal antiphons sung at the end of Compline in the Liturgy of the Hours. Its four verses have been translated into many languages and sung to a variety of melodies. The author is believed to have been the eleventh-century Benedictine monk Herman the Cripple, in the German monastery at Reichenau, Baden.