As a fitting crown for the closing of the Marian Year, Pope Pius XII, on October 11, , issued a beautiful new Encyclical, the Ad Caeli Reginam in which he. AD CÆLI REGINAM. Encyclical Letter of His Holiness, Pope Pius XII on the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. TO OUR VENERABLE BRETHREN. Ad Caeli, Reginam!s the encyclical letter of Pope Pius XII in which he. instituteC a new universal feast of the Queenship of Mary, for May The encyclical is.

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Lady among the handmaidens, Queen among sisters. Retrieved from ” https: Likewise, for many centuries past, Christians have been accustomed to meditate upon the ruling power of Mary which embraces Heaven and earth when they consider the fifth glorious mystery of the Rosary, which can be called the mystical crown of the heavenly Queen.

Phil Collins added it May 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Iconography, in representing the royal dignity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has ever been enriched with works of highest artistic value and greatest beauty; it has even taken the form of representing colorfully the divine Redeemer crowning His mother with a resplendent diadem.

From early times Christians have believed, and not without reason, that she of whom was born the Son of the Most High received privileges of grace above all other beings created caelii God. De laudibus Mariae inter opera Venantii Fortunati: Ioannes Damascenus, De fide orthodoxa1.

Published by National Catholic Welfare Conference. Such a wealth of witnesses makes up a resounding chorus which changes the sublimity of the royal dignity of the Mother of God and of men, rwginam whom every creature is subject, who is “exalted to the heavenly throne, above the choirs of angels.

A new Catholic Bibliographical Index has been launched! This product is not sold individually. Owen Gagliardo added it Aug 22, So with complete justice St. Given at Rome, from St. It encompasses the heaven about with the circle of its glory, the hands of the Most High have displayed it. And likewise We command that on that same day there be renewed the consecration of the human race to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


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Alfonso, Le glone de Mariap. In some parts of the world there are those who, because of the Christian name, suffer persecution and are deprived of Divine and human rights to liberty. De laudibus Mariae inter opera Venantii Fortunati: Ildephonsus of Toledo gathers together almost all of the titles of honor in this salutation: Is she not the vaeli that God has placed in the clouds, the sign of the covenant that brings peace?

And hence it will follow that those who are counted as Christians, honoring and imitating their Queen and Mother, will finally realize that they are truly brothers, and spurning jealousies and immoderate desires, may promote true social charity, respect the rights of the weak, and love peace.

Ad Caeli Reginam (October 11, ) | PIUS XII

Furthermore, the Latin Church sings that sweet and ancient prayer called the “Hail, Holy Queen” and the lovely antiphons “Hail, Queen of the Heavens,” “O Queen of Heaven, Rejoice,” and those others which we are accustomed to recite on feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary: In light of his protests, and his involvement in the Reginamm elections ofhe became known as a staunch opponent of communism.

So it is that St. From these considerations, the proof develops on these lines: John Damascene goes so far as to say: May Mary’s name be held reeginam highest reverence, a name sweeter than honey and more precious than jewels; may none utter blasphemous words, the sign of a defiled soul, against that name graced with czeli dignity erginam revered for its motherly goodness; let no one be so bold as to speak a syllable which lacks the respect due to her name.


Gregory Nazianzen “the Mother of the King of the entire universe,” and the “Virgin Mother who brought forth the King of the entire world”.

II, Mechliniae,hymn. Given at Rome, at St. Greg Cummings rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Germanus, the patriarch, and read in the Seventh Ecumenical Council with all the Fathers concurring, called the Mother of God: And this royal dignity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is clearly and openly meant and stated by those who call regnam “Lady,” “Mistress,” and “Queen.

On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

This will afford a climax, as it were, to the manifold demonstrations of Our devotion to Mary, which the Christian people have supported with such enthusiasm. As Christ is our Lord and King by a special title because He redeemed us, so the Blessed Virgin [is our Lady and Queen] because of the unique way in which she has cooperated toward our Redemption by giving of her own substance, by offering Him willingly for us, and by desiring, praying for, and bringing about our salvation in a singular manner.

Mention is often made of Leo XIII and a famous vision that he saw — that of an attack being made or planned by the devil against the Church.

How much more honorable and venerable than the throne of a king is his mother”. Lady among sd, Queen among sisters.

John Damascene could write: May her shrines be filled with a multitude of people, and may her Feasts be celebrated. I in Dormitionem Beatae Mariae Virginis: Continue shopping Proceed to checkout. Would that all men who have forgotten how much we have cost our Savior might remember:

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