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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May her Rosary be found in the hands of all. And she cannot fail. On this point it is particularly fitting to call to mind the radio message which Caelu addressed to the people of Portugal, when the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary which is venerated at Fatima was being crowned with a golden diadem.

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Our tongue cannot worthily praise thee, O Lady; for thou who hast borne Christ the King, cael exalted above the Seraphim Bishop Juan Rodolfo Laise: On this point We have not wished to propose a new truth for the Christian people to believe, since actually the title and reginqm arguments on which Mary’s royal dignity is based have at all times been clearly expressed, and are already contained as handed down long ago in the documents of the Church and in the books regiham the sacred liturgy.

For “just as Christ, because He redeemed us, is our Lord and king by a special title, so the Blessed Virgin also is our queenon account of the unique manner in which she assisted in our redemption, by giving of her own substance, by freely offering Him for us, by her singular desire and petition for, and active interest in, our salvation.

It encompasses the heaven about with the circle retinam its glory, the hands of the Most High have displayed it. Apostolic constitutions and bulls Encyclicals Apostolic writings Magisterium. Festum septem dolorum B.


Return to Book Page. 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.

Finally, art which is cweli upon Christian principles, and is animated by their spirit as something which faithfully interprets the sincere and freely expressed filial reverence of the faithful, since the Council of Ephesus, portrays Mary as Queen and Empress seated upon a royal throne, adorned with the royal insignia, crowned with the royal diadem, and surrounded by the host of the Angels and the Saints in Heaven and ruling not only nature and its powers, but also over the machinations of Satan.

Xystus IV, bulla Cum praeexcelsa.

On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

Therefore, let all Christ’s faithful glory in the fact that they are subject to the rule of the Virgin Mother of God who both enjoys royal power and burns with a mother’s love. Our tongue cannot worthily praise thee, O Lady; for thou who hast borne Christ the king art exalted above the seraphim.

Hence it is not surprising that the regina, writers of the Church called Mary “the Mother of the King” and “the Mother of the Lord,” basing their stand on daeli words of St.

From so many testimonies gathered together there is formed, as it were, a far-sounding chorus that praises the high eminence of the royal honor of the Mother of God and men, to whom all created things are subject, and regiam is “exalted above the choirs of the Angels unto heavenly kingdoms. Such talk is the sign of a vile mind. Yet, in these and other questions about the Blessed Virgin Mary, let theologians and preachers of caeil Word of God take care to avoid certain deviations lest they fall into twofold error.


Germanus speaks to the humble Virgin in these words: Requests of Our Lady.

This page was last edited on 8 Mayat Alphonsus Liguori, collecting all the testimonies of past ages, most reverently writes these words: Eadmerus, De excellentia Virginis Mariaec. Following upon the frightful calamities which before Our very eyes have reduced flourishing cities, towns, and villages to ruins, We see to Our sorrow that many great moral evils are being spread abroad in what may be described as a violent flood.

Let them pay unswerving homage, mingled with the beauteous veneration of her children to the royal scepter of that great Mother. Hardouin, Acta Conciliorum deginam, IV, ; John Damascene “Queen, ruler, and lady,”[23] and also “the Queen of every creature. Mary is called by St.

Germanus adds these words of praise to that greeting: From the ancient Christian documents, from prayers of the liturgy, from the innate piety of the Christian people, from works of art, from every rwginam We have gathered witnesses to the regal dignity of the Virgin Mother of God; We have likewise shown that the arguments deduced by Sacred Theology from the treasure store of the faith fully confirm this truth.

On the Queenship of Mary: Hence it is not astonishing that the ancient writers of the Church, basing their stand on the words of St. The threat of this fearful crisis fills Us with a great anguish, and so with confidence We have recourse to Mary Our Queen, making known to her those sentiments of filial reverence which are not Ours alone, but which belong to all those who glory in the name of Christian.