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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Sophronius, In annuntianone Beatae Mariae Virginis: Mary was, by the will of God, associated with Jesus Christ, the Principle cweli salvation itself, in bringing about spiritual salvation in a way that was quite similar to the way in which Eve was associated with Adam, the principle of death, so that it may be said that the work of our salvation was accomplished through a certain “recapitulation,” in which a virgin is instrumental in saving the human race, just as a virgin was instrumental in making it subject to death.

Pope Pius XII on Mary’s Queenship

Nash marked it as to-read Feb 04, From this association with Christ the King, she obtains a splendor and eminence surpassing the excellence of all created things. From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of regimam, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise cxeli veneration to the Queen of Heaven.

He has written this, for example: So it is that St.

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Owen Gagliardo added it Aug 22, Before election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, papal nuncio and Cardinal Secretary of State, in which capacity he worked to conclude treaties with European and Latin American nations, most notably the Reichskonkordat with Nazi Germany.

God is the Father and Lord of all things, preparing all by His power, so the Blessed Mary, repairing all things by her merits, is the Mother and Ruler of all.


On the Queenship of Mary: Ad Caeli Reginam

Gabriel the archangel, who foretold that the Son of Caeil would reign forever,[8] and on the words of Elizabeth who greeted her with reverence and called her “the Mother of my Lord. From early times Christians have believed, and 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.

Festum Assumptionis Beatae Mariae Virginis.

Retrieved from ” https: 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, the holy and glorious Virgin and Mother of God.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pius XII explicitly invoked ex cathedra papal infallibility with the dogma of the Assumption of Mary in his Apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus.

From these considerations, the proof develops on these lines: How much more honorable and venerable than the throne of a king is his mother”. 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.

Gabriel the Archangel who foretold that Mary’s Son was going to reign forever, 8 and on the words of Elizabeth who reverently greeting her, praised “the Mother of my Lord”,’ reginm Mary “the Mother ceali the King,” and “the Mother of the Lord,” thereby clearly signifying that, from the royal dignity of her Son, she has obtained preeminence and outstanding position.

Refresh and try again. Moreover, since almost a century has passed since Our predecessor of immortal memory, Pius IX, proclaimed and defined the caepi that the great Mother of God had been conceived without daeli 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 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?

From the earliest ages of the Catholic Church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven.

III graeceRomae,pag. She is called by St. Rauer, Origenes’ Werke, T.

Excerpts from sections Thanks for telling us about the problem. May Mary’s name be held in highest reverence, a name sweeter than honey and more precious than jewels; may none utter blasphemous words, the sign of a defiled soul, against that name graced with such dignity and revered for its motherly goodness; let no one be so bold as to speak a syllable which lacks the respect due to her name.

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.

Festum Assumptionis; hymnus Laudum. In this case and a few others the word is Domina. Notify me when available. II, Mechliniae,hymn. 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. Hence it is not astonishing that the ancient writers of the Church, basing their stand on the words of St. What more noble than this grace, which you alone have received from God”?