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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Moreover, since almost a century has passed since Our predecessor of immortal memory, Pius IX, proclaimed and defined the dogma that the great 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 Liberian Basilica – giving testimony in a striking way to their faith and ardent love for their heavenly Mother.

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. Andrew of Crete frequently ascribed the dignity of a Queen to the Virgin Mary. 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.

Festum septem dolorum B. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever failed by which we are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with a mother’s solicitude over the entire world, just as she is crowned in heavenly blessedness with the glory of a Queen.

Majestic and Heavenly Maid, Lady, Queen, protect and keep me under your wing lest Satan the sower of destruction glory over me, lest my wicked foe be victorious against me. Since we are convinced, after long and serious reflection, that great good will accrue to the Church if this solidly established truth shines forth more clearly to all, like a luminous lamp raised aloft, by Our Apostolic authority We decree and establish the feast of Mary’s Queenship, which is to be celebrated every year in the whole world on the 31st of May.

Let all, therefore, try 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 strive to free themselves from the slavery of sin and offer an unceasing homage, filled with filial loyalty, to their Queenly Mother. And in another place he speaks of “the Queen of the entire human race faithful to the exact meaning of her name, who is exalted above all things save only God himself.


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.

It is well known that we have taken advantage of every opportunity – through personal audiences and radio broadcasts – to exhort Our children in Christ to a strong and tender love, as becomes children, for Our most gracious and exalted 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.

As We have already mentioned, Venerable Brothers, according to ancient tradition and the sacred liturgy the main principle on which the royal dignity of Mary rests is without doubt her Divine Motherhood. John Damascene goes so far as to say that “There is an infinite difference between God’s servants and His Mother.

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On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And this royal dignity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is clearly and openly meant and stated by those who call her “Lady,” “Mistress,” and “Queen.

The threat of this fearful crisis fills Us with a great anguish, and so with confidence Vaeli 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 add who glory in the name of Christian. Wherefore, as Our Predecessor of happy memory, Pius IX wrote, God “showered her with heavenly gifts and graces from the treasury of His divinity so far beyond what He gave to all the angels and saints that she was ever free from the least stain of sin; she is so beautiful and perfect, and possesses such fullness of innocence and holiness, that under God a greater could not be dreamed, and only God can comprehend the marvel.

Let them pay unswerving homage, mingled with the beauteous veneration of her children to the royal scepter of that great Mother.

” – Ad Caeli Reginam” by Pius XII

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Andrew of Sd frequently attributes the dignity of a Queen to the Virgin Mary. Let caell churches be thronged by the faithful, her feast-days honored; may the beads of the Rosary be in the hands of all; may Christians gather, in small numbers and large, to sing her praises in churches, in homes, in hospitals, in prisons.

Moreover, in this part of Christian doctrine as in others, the living Magisterium of the Reginaj which Christ has constituted “to elucidate and explain things that are contained in the Deposit xaeli Faith only obscurely and, as it were, implicitly” stands forth for all as “the immediate and universal norm of truth. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The theologians of the Church, deriving their teaching from these and almost innumerable other testimonies handed down long ago, have called the most Blessed Virgin the Queen of all creatures, the Queen of the world, and the Ruler of all.


Pope Pius XII on Mary’s Queenship

In order to understand better this sublime dignity of the Mother of God over all creatures let us recall that the holy Caeki of God was, at the very moment of her Immaculate Conception, so filled with grace as to surpass the grace of all the Saints. Xystus IV, bulla Cum praeexcelsa. Pius XII quotes his predecessors: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Now, in the accomplishing of this work of redemption, the Blessed Virgin Mary was most closely associated with Christ; and so it is fitting to sing in the sacred liturgy: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Martin Regunam called Mary “our glorious Lady, ever Virgin. Pius X adds that she fills this office “as by the right of a mother.

In this matter We do not wish to propose a new truth to be believed by Christians, since the title and refinam arguments on which Mary’s queenly dignity is based have already been clearly set forth, and are to be found in ancient documents of the Church and in the books of the sacred liturgy.

Moreover, Epiphanius, the Bishop of Constantinople, writing to the Sovereign Pontiff Hormisdas, says that we should pray that the unity of the Church may be preserved “by the grace of the Holy and the consubstantial Trinity, and by the prayers of Mary, Our Lady, regonam holy and glorious Virgin and Mother of God.

Want to Read saving…. Is she not a rainbow in the clouds reaching towards God, the pledge of a covenant of peace? From the ancient Christian documents, from prayers of the liturgy, from the innate piety of the Christian people, from works of art, from every side We have gathered witnesses to the regal dignity of the Virgin Mother of God; We have likewise shown that the arguments rrginam by Sacred Theology from the treasure store of the faith fully confirm this truth.

Hence it is rebinam surprising that the early writers of the Church called Mary “the Mother of the King” and “the Mother of the Lord,” basing their stand on the words of St. Let no one reginxm vile words against that name, so majestically beautiful and venerable by her maternal grace.

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