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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John Damascene goes so far as to say: Would that all men who have forgotten how much we have cost our Savior might remember: Now, the most Blessed Virgin Mary is to be called Queen, not only by reason of her Divine Maternity, but also because by the will of God she has had an outstanding part in the work of our eternal salvation.

And so it is that Jesus Christ alone, God and man, is King, in the full, proper, and absolute sense of the term. You will receive a refund if overcharged.

How much more honorable and venerable than the throne of a king is his mother. II, Mechliniae,hymn.

On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

Back to the teachings on Mary Main Menu. Sophronius, In annuntianone Beatae Mariae Virginis: Ardent voices from the East sing out: The Heaven and the earth is entirely filled with the sanctity of thy glory. Certainly, in the full and strict meaning of the term, only Jesus Christ, the God-Man, is King; but Mary, too, as Mother of the divine Christ, as His associate in the redemption, in his struggle with His enemies and His final victory over them, has a share, though in a limited and analogous way, in His royal dignity.

It encompasses the heaven about with the circle of its glory, the hands of the Most High have displayed it.

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. In this matter We do not wish to propose a new truth to be believed by Christians, since the title and the 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.

It established the feast Queenship of Mary. And let no one consider himself a child of Mary to be taken readily under her most powerful protection, unless according to her example, he practices justice, meekness, and chastity and devotes himself to true brotherhood, not harming or hurting anyone, but rather helping and consoling. Already in one of the homilies attributed to Origen, Mary is called by Elizabeth, not only “the Mother of my Lord,” but also “Thou my Lady.


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Pope Pius XII on Mary’s Queenship

Delivery Legal Notice Terms and conditions of use About us. Already from the earliest centuries of the Catholic Church, the Christian people have addressed suppliant prayers, and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven, both when they had reason to rejoice and particularly when they were beset by serious troubles.

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. Moreover, in this part of Christian doctrine as in others, the living Magisterium of the Church which Christ has constituted “to elucidate and explain things that are contained in the Deposit of Faith only obscurely and, as it were, implicitly” stands forth for all as “the immediate and universal norm of truth.

Pope Pius IX”With a heart that is truly 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.

The theologians of the Church, caelo 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. What could be more sublime than this joy, O Virgin Mother?

Apostolic constitutions and bulls Encyclicals Apostolic writings Magisterium. Given at Rome, from St. Yet Mary also, although in a restricted way and only by analogy, shares in the royal dignity as the Mother of Christ Who is God, as His Associate in the labors of the Divine Redemption, and in His struggle against His enemies and in the victory He won over them all. The Angel therefore calls her ‘Lady’ so that the Mother of the Lord [Dominus], whom the authority of her Son made and caused to cali born and to be called the Lady, might be without faeli fear.

We are filled with great sorrow in this threatening and fearful danger, and thus, reginma 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. Germanus adds these words of praise to that greeting: Our tongue cannot worthily praise thee, O Lady; for thou who hast borne Christ the King, art exalted above the Seraphim For if through His Humanity the divine Word performs miracles and gives graces, if He uses His Sacraments and Saints as instruments reginaj the salvation of men, why should He not make use of the role and work of His most holy Mother in imparting to us the fruits of redemption?

Furthermore, the sacred 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 them. Reasonable demands and repeated protests have not helped them. From early times Christians have believed, caeeli not without reason, that she of whom was born the Son of the Most High received privileges of grace above all other beings created by God.


May her Rosary be found in the hands of all. On this point We have not wished to propose a new truth for the Christian people to believe, since actually the title and the 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 of the sacred liturgy. The Supreme Shepherds of the Church have considered it their duty to promote by eulogy and exhortation the devotion of the Christian people to the heavenly Mother and Queen.

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 Qd 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. Josiah marked it as to-read Nov 12, 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.

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 Preexcelsa” 30 with words in which Mary is called “Queen,” “Who is always vigilant to intercede with the King Whom she bore.

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. Peter’s, on the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the eleventh day of the month of October in the yearthe sixteenth of Our Pontificate. Alfonso, Le glone de Mariap. Would that all men, now forgetful of how much we cost Our Savior, might recall to mind the words, ‘You were redeemed, not av gold or silver which perishes.

De laudibus Mariae inter opera Venantii Fortunati: Leonardo marked it as to-read Apr 13, On the Queenship of Mary: 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: LII, C; cfr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.