Monday, May 22, 2017

Praying the Regina Coeli with Art: This Week's Image

This faint image of the Coronation of the Virgin (black chalk on a sketchbook page) is by American artist Benjamin West. According to Wikipedia, the self-taught artist "expanded his repertoire by copying works of Italian painters such as Titian and Raphael direct from the originals." This Roman influence can be seen in the image below by Giulio Romano, one of Raphael's assistants (and one of those who completed the work on a Coronation that the master had previously sketched in view of a commissioned project).

West's sketch is part of the collection at The Morgan Library and Museum.

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From Easter to Pentecost, we traditionally pray the Regina Coeli in place of the Angelus, three times a day (morning, midday and evening).

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia!
R. For he whom you deserved to bear, Alleluia!
Has risen as he said, Alleluia!
R. Pray for us to God, Alleluia!

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia!
For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia!

Let us pray:
O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech thee, that through the intercession of his Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pray it in Latin!
Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia:
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus. 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. R. Amen.
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