From a 16th century French breviary in the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum comes this compact image, inset into the reading for the first nocturn (Vigil Service) for Matins on the Feast of the Annunciation.
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This 20th Century Chinese Annunciation includes some text, so I asked our Sister Paulamarie (who spent years as a missionary in Taiwan) what it said. Her answer:
It reads backwards from your right on the picture:
Year is 1948, springtime
Move your eyes to the left and about all I can make out is: The Angel's announcement.
Then on the far left it reads: Done in Beijing.
To your far left it says
Done in Beijing
Just one year after this painting was completed, Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
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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.
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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