An outdoor shrine in Hungary hosts this 2014 Rupnik Coronation, surrounded by witnesses of faith, those of Hungary's origins, and those of her recent past. The Bible is open to 1 Cor 13:8, which reads, in Latin, Caritas numquam excidit: Love never fails.
On the right, in the foreground, St. Stephen presents his easily identifiable crown (symbolizing the whole country) to the Mother of God (his wife Bl Gisella of Bavaria and son St Emeric have their own symbols); the other sainted king is St Ladislaus.
On the left it is easy to recognize St Francis (this is a Franciscan shrine!), representing the presence of the friars on the site. Next to him, in vestments, the bishop and martyr Bl. Zoltán Meszlényi, martyred by the Communists, and (not in this image) Bl. Sister Sára Salkaházi, martyred by Hungarian Nazis for saving Jews.
Also in the mosaic (see it on the Centro Aletti website) are Franciscans whose causes for beatification have been introduced by reason of martyrdom. Since they are not yet beatified, they do not have haloes. On the right: Fr. Krizosztom Körösztös (+1944) with thorns, and Fr. Kristóf Kovács (+1944) holding a scourge, both killed by Tito's partisans. On the left, Fr. Szaléz Kiss (d. 1946), killed by the Russians for guarding the sacramental seal of confession, Fr. Bernát Károlyi (d. 1954) killed by the Communists in prison, Fr. Zénó Hajnal (d. 1945) killed by a Bulgarian soldier, Fr. Rafael Kriszten (d. 1952) with a cloak, killed by the Communists, Fr. Pelbárt Lukács (d. 1948), killed by the Russians.
|Detail of the Apse mosaic from the National Shrine of MÁTRAVEREBÉLY-SZENTKÚT, Hungary.|
© Centro Aletti
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.
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.