Monday, May 27, 2019

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

Alleluia!
Christ is Risen as He said!
Alleluia!

During the Easter season, we traditionally replace the Angelus prayer with the Regina Coeli. And so through Pentecost Call to Prayer: The Angelus Project features images of the Coronation of the Virgin in place of the usual Annunciation.

As we approach the "crowning" of the Easter Season with the feast of Pentecost, a splendid 15th century Coronation triptych added to the Royal Collection by Prince Albert:
From the Royal Collection Trust

From Easter to Pentecost, pray the Regina Coeli (in place of the Angelus) three times a day: morning, noon 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.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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

Alleluia!
Christ is Risen as He said!
Alleluia!

During the Easter season, we traditionally replace the Angelus prayer with the Regina Coeli. And so through Pentecost Call to Prayer: The Angelus Project features images of the Coronation of the Virgin in place of the usual Annunciation.

From the Royal Collection Trust, this study by Parmigianino was for an
apse fresco that the artist never actually painted.

From Easter to Pentecost, pray the Regina Coeli (in place of the Angelus) three times a day: morning, noon 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.

Monday, May 13, 2019

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

Alleluia!
Christ is Risen as He said!
Alleluia!

During the Easter season, we traditionally replace the Angelus prayer with the Regina Coeli. And so through Pentecost Call to Prayer: The Angelus Project features images of the Coronation of the Virgin in place of the usual Annunciation.

Coronation of the Virgin by Sano di Pietro (early 15th century)
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery

From Easter to Pentecost, pray the Regina Coeli (in place of the Angelus) three times a day: morning, noon 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.

Monday, May 6, 2019

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

Alleluia!
Christ is Risen as He said!
Alleluia!

During the Easter season, we traditionally replace the Angelus prayer with the Regina Coeli. And so through Pentecost Call to Prayer: The Angelus Project features images of the Coronation of the Virgin in place of the usual Annunciation.

A detail from one of the great masters of the early Renaissance, il Duccio, the Master of Siena. This scene of Mary, crowned as Queen of Heaven and enthroned with her Son, is from a triptych that Prince Albert purchased in 1845 (thinking it was the work of that other great Italian master, Fra Angelico).
From the Royal Collection Trust
(Image detail adjusted for perspective.)

From Easter to Pentecost, pray the Regina Coeli (in place of the Angelus) three times a day: morning, noon 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.