Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum lætificare dignatus es:
præsta, quæsumus, ut per eius Genitricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuæ capiamus gaudia vitæ.
Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ gave rejoicing to the world, grant, we pray, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Da Vinci’s Virgin and Child, or, Madonna of the Carnation, from the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
Regina Coeli, Mozart, K. 108
Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
These are processional crosses, in the Ethnological Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
…Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
…[He] has risen, as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Icon, recently shown at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia.
These are children from the Greater Richmond School of Music, singing Ave Maria, at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey.
In nine days we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost when the apostles gathered around the Mother of God and were empowered by the Holy Spirit, that same spirit that empowers us, to go forth and and proclaim the Gospel to all nations.
Therefore as the apostles loved her so too we cultivate within our hearts through music, poetry and art a deep veneration of Mary, The Queen of the Apostles.
Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia:
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia…
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia…
Mary, by a Native American artist in Peru.