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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And moreover, since a reginan was being completed from the time our Predecessor of immortal memory, Pius IX, proclaimed and defined that the great Mother of God had been conceived without any stain of original sin, We instituted this current Marian Year. Furthermore, the regiinam liturgy, which acts as a faithful reflection of traditional doctrine believed by the Christian people through the course of all the ages both in the East and in the West, has sung the praises of the heavenly Queen and continues to sing reinam.

The Latin word is Unigena. From these considerations, the proof develops on these lines: It is Our pleasure to recall these things in the present encyclical letter, that We may renew the praises of Our heavenly Mother, and enkindle a more fervent devotion towards her, to the spiritual benefit of all mankind. From this association with Christ comes the royal function by which she can dispense the treasures of the Divine Redeemer’s Kingdom.

The theologians of the Church, deriving their teaching from these and almost innumerable other testimonies handed down long ago, have called the most Wd Virgin the Queen of all creatures, the Queen of the world, and the Ruler of all. Ioannes Damascenus, De fide orthodoxa1. Hence it cannot be doubted that Mary most Holy is far above all other creatures in dignity, and cseli her Son possesses primacy over all.

We read, moreover, in geginam Ethiopic Missal: We wish also to recall that Our predecessor of immortal memory, Sixtus IV, touched favorably upon the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, beginning the Apostolic Letter Cum praeexcelsa [30] with words in which Mary is called “Queen,” “Who is always vigilant to intercede with the king whom she bore.

On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

For the rest, in this as in other points of Christian doctrine, “the proximate and universal norm of truth” is for all the living Magisterium of the Church, which Christ established “also to illustrate and explain those matters which are contained only in an obscure way, and implicitly in the deposit of faith. For from her union with Christ she attains a radiant eminence transcending that of any other creature; from her union with Christ she receives the royal right to dispose of the treasures of the Divine Redeemer’s Kingdom; from her union with Christ finally is derived the inexhaustible efficacy of her maternal intercession before the Son and His Father.

Peter’s Basilicaon the feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Marythe eleventh day of Regiham,in the sixteenth year of his Pontificate.


Gregory Nazianzen calls Mary “the Mother of the King of the universe,” and the “Virgin Mother who brought forth the King of the whole world,”[12] while Prudentius asserts that the Mother marvels “that she has brought forth God as man, and even as Supreme King.

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Ad Caeli Reginam (October 11, ) | PIUS XII

Product successfully added to your shopping cart. II in dormitione Beatae Mariae Virginis: Michael — Catalog 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So it is that St. And in another place he speaks of “the Queen of the entire human race, faithful in reality to the meaning of her name, who is exalted above all things save only God Himself.

Moreover, since almost a century has passed since Our predecessor of immortal memory, Pius IX, proclaimed and defined the dogma that the rehinam Mother of God had been conceived without any stain of original sin, We instituted the current Marian Year[2] And now it is a great consolation to Us to see great multitudes here in Rome – and especially in the Refinam Basilica – giving testimony in a striking way to their faith and ardent love caelj their heavenly Mother. How much more honorable and venerable than the throne of a king is his mother.

There has never been a weakening of that Faith by which we are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with her maternal heart over the entire world, just as she is crowned with the diadem of royal glory in regianm blessedness. Want to Da Currently Reading Read. Ephrem, burning with poetic inspiration, represents her as speaking xaeli this way: In all parts of the world We learn that devotion to the Virgin Mother of God is flourishing more and more, and that the principal shrines of Mary have been visited and are still being visited by many throngs of Catholic regijam gathered in prayer.

L’Osservatore Romanod. Mario rated it really liked it May 10, Let all, therefore, retinam to approach with greater trust the throne of grace and mercy of our Queen and Mother, and beg for strength in adversity, light in darkness, consolation in sorrow; above all let them reginzm to free themselves from the slavery of sin and offer an unceasing homage, filled with filial loyalty, to their Queenly Mother.

Constituted by the Lord, Queen of Heaven and earth, and exalted above all the Choirs of Angels and the ranks of the Saints in Heaven, standing at the right hand of her only begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, she petitions most powerfully with her maternal prayers, and she obtains what she seeks. There is no doubt whatsoever that the most holy Mary surpasses all created things in dignity, and likewise that she has gained a primacy, after her Son, over all things.

” – Ad Caeli Reginam” by Pius XII

Moreover, the blessed Virgin Mary has not only received the grade of excellence and perfection which is supreme after that of Christ Himself, but has also received some sharing of that efficacy by which her Son and our Redeemer is rightly and properly said to reign over the minds and wills of men.


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: We are filled with great sorrow in this threatening and fearful danger, and thus, with confidence, We fly to Mary Our Queen, manifesting not only our own sense of filial reverence, but also that of all those who glory in the Christian name.

In order to understand better this sublime dignity of the Mother of God over all creatures let us recall that the holy Mother of God was, at the very moment of her Immaculate Conception, so filled with grace as to surpass the grace of all the Saints.

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 who is “exalted above the choirs of the Angels unto heavenly kingdoms.

Pope Pius IX”With rfginam heart that is reginamm a mother’s,” does she approach the problem of our salvation, and is solicitous for the whole human race; made Queen of heaven and earth by the Lord, exalted above all choirs of angels and saints, and standing at the right hand of her only Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, she intercedes powerfully for us with a mother’s prayers, obtains what she seeks, and cannot be refused.

For if the word of God performs miracles and gives grace through the Humanity He has assumed, if He employs the Sacraments and His Saints as instruments for the salvation of souls, why should He not use His Mother’s office and efforts to bring us the fruits of the Redemption? Officium hymni Axathistos in ritu byzantino. From these premises the following argument is drawn. Pius X adds that she fills this office “as by the right of a mother.

Agatho, in the synodal letter sent to the fathers of the Sixth Ecumenical Council called her “Our Lady, truly and in a proper sense the Mother of God. II, Mechliniae,hymn.

It is our pleasure to recall these things in this present encyclical letter, so that We may renew the praises of our heavenly Mother, and so that We may encourage a more zealous filial reverence towards her, to bring spiritual gain to the souls of all men. Ephrem, burning with poetic inspiration, represents her as speaking in this way: Would deginam all men, now forgetful of how much we cost Our Savior, might recall to mind the words, ‘You were redeemed, not with gold or silver which perishes.