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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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. Given at Rome, from St.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads geginam. 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.

And so, to pass over regiam documents of more recent Pontiffs, it is well to remember that, already in the seventh century, our Predecessor St. 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 Regiinam himself. Such talk is the sign of a vile mind.

On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam by Pope Pius XII

Gabriel the archangel, who foretold that the Son of Mary would reign forever,[8] and on the words of Elizabeth who greeted her with reverence and called her “the Mother of my Lord. Let them pay unswerving homage, mingled with the beauteous veneration of her children to the royal scepter of that great Mother. 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 reinam them, has a share, though in a limited and analogous way, in His royal dignity.


Newsletter July 28, And this royal dignity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is quite clearly indicated through direct assertion by those who call her “Lady,” “Ruler” and “Queen.

The maternal exhortations and orders of the Virgin Mary work to protect and increase this peace. The Blessed Virgin, sitting at the right hand of God to pray for us is hailed by another writer of that same era in these words, “the Queen[17a] of mortal man, the most holy Mother of God. From these considerations, the proof develops on these lines: This product is not sold individually. Is she not a rainbow in the clouds reaching towards God, the pledge of a covenant of peace?

From this association with Christ the King, she obtains a splendor and eminence surpassing the excellence of all created things. 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 Lady Ruler of all things. Thus will it come about that all Christians, in honoring and imitating their sublime Queen and Mother, will realize they are truly brothers, and with all envy and avarice thrust aside, will promote love among classes, respect the rights of the weak, cherish peace.

Melissa marked it as to-read Jan 04, Pius IX, bulla Ineffabilis Deus: 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.

And the Supreme Pastors of the Church have considered it their duty to approve and advance by their own words of praise the piety of the Christian people towards the heavenly Mother and Queen.


God, by making all through His power, is Father and Lord of all, so the blessed Mary, by repairing all through her merits, is Mother and Queen of all; for God is the Lord of all things, because by His command He establishes each of them in its own nature, and Mary is the Queen of all things, because she restores each to its original dignity through the grace which she merited.

And may she soon grant that, enjoying at last the liberty which is their due, they may be able to perform the public duties of religion.

And what could be greater than this grace which thou alone hast received from God? 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.

John Damascene could write: Likewise, for many centuries past, Christians have been accustomed to meditate upon the ruling power of Mary which embraces Heaven and deginam when they consider the fifth glorious mystery of the Rosary, which can be called the mystical crown of the heavenly Queen.

Xystus IV, bulla Cum praeexcelsa.

On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

Martin I called Mary “our glorious Lady, ever Virgin. It encompasses the heaven about with the circle of its rrginam, the hands of the Most High have displayed it. May she gather together small groups or great multitudes of Christ’s faithful in churches, in homes, in hospitals, and in prisons, to sing her praises.

Hence it cannot be doubted that Mary most Holy is far above all other creatures in cael, and after her Son possesses primacy over all.