Regina caeli laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui Domini nostri Iesu Christi
mundum laetificare dignatus espraesta quaesumus, ut per eius
Genitricem Virginem Mariam perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per
eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia:
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia,
Hath risen, as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world: grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we
may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ
our Lord. Amen.

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5 comments on “REGINA CAELI HAPPY EASTER 2016

  1. He is risen.

    He is truly risen!

    – Dominica Paschæ in Resurrectione Domini
    – A Meditation of Saint Alphonsus on Paradise

    Posted by Adfero. at 3/27/2016

    Osanna, Sanctus Deus Sabaoth,
    superillustrans claritate tua
    felices ignes horum malacoth!


    L’anima d’ogne bruto e delle piante
    di complession potenziata tira
    lo raggio e il moto delle luci sante;

    ma vostra vita sanza mezzo spira
    la Somma Beninanza, e la innamora
    di sé sì che poi sempre la disira.

    E quinci puoi argomentare ancora
    vostra resurrezion, se tu ripensi
    come l’umana carne fessi allora

    che li primi parenti intrambo fensi.*

    Commedia, Paradiso (c. VII)

    Salve, Festa Dies: Hail, O Festive Day!


    for the Paschal Festivity

    The Joys of Heaven


    Oh, happy are we if we suffer with patience on earth the troubles of this present life! Distress of circumstances, fears, bodily infirmities, persecutions and crosses of every kind, will one day come to an end; and if we be saved, they will all become for us subjects of joy and glory in paradise: Your sorrow (says the Saviour, to encourage us) shall be turned into joy.

    So great are the delights of paradise, that they can neither be explained nor understood by us mortals: Eye hath not seen (says the Apostle), nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for those who love Him. Beauties like the beauties of paradise, eye hath never seen; harmonies like unto the harmonies of paradise, ear hath never heard; nor hath ever human heart gained the comprehension of the joys which God hath prepared for those who love Him.

    Beautiful is the sight of a landscape adorned with hills, plains, woods and views of the sea. Beautiful is the sight of a garden abounding with fruit, flowers and fountains. Oh, how much more beautiful is paradise!


    To understand how great the joys of paradise are, it is enough to know that in that blessed realm resides a God Omnipotent, Whose care is to render happy His beloved souls. St. Bernard says that paradise is a place where “there is nothing that thou wouldst not, and everything that thou wouldst.” There shalt thou not find anything that is displeasing to thyself, and everything thou dost desire thou shalt find: “There is nothing that thou wouldst not.” In paradise there is no night; no seasons of winter and summer; but one perpetual day of unvaried serenity, and one perpetual spring of unvaried delight.

    No more persecutions, no jealousies are there; for there do all in sincerity love one another, and each rejoices in each other’s good, as if it were his own. No more bodily infirmities, no pains are there, for the body is no longer subject to suffering; no poverty is there, for everyone is rich to the full, not having anything more to desire; no more fears are there, for the soul being confirmed in grace can sin no more, nor lose that supreme good which it possesses.


    “There is everything that thou wouldst.” “Nihil est nolis, totum est quod velis.” In paradise thou shalt have whatsoever thou desirest. There the sight is satisfied in beholding that city so beautiful and its citizens all clothed in royal apparel, for they are all kings of that everlasting kingdom.

    There shall we see the beauty of Mary, whose appearance will be more beautiful than that of all the Angels and Saints together.

    We shall see the Beauty of Jesus, which will immeasurably surpass the beauty of Mary.

    Smell will be satisfied with the perfumes of paradise. Hearing will be satisfied with the harmonies of heaven and the canticles of the blessed, who will all with ravishing sweetness sing the divine praises for all eternity.

    Ah, my God, I deserve not paradise, but hell; yet Thy death gives me a hope of obtaining it. I desire and ask paradise of Thee, not so much in order to enjoy, as in order to love Thee everlastingly, secure that it will never more be possible for me to lose Thee.

    O Mary, my Mother, O Star of the Sea, it is for thee, by thy prayers, to conduct me to paradise.


    St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
    Three Meditations on Paradise for the Easter Festival**

    *Hosanna holy God of Sabaoth,/ abundantly illumining with thy brightness/ the blessed fires of these kingdoms …
    The soul of every brute and of each plant,/ The ray and motion of the sacred lights,/ Draw from complexion with meet power endued.
    But this our life the Supreme Good inspires/ Immediate, and enamours of itself;/ So that our wishes rest forever here.
    And hence thou mayst by inference conclude/ Our resurrection certain, if thy mind/ Consider how the human flesh was framed,/ When both our parents at the first were made.
    (Transl. H.F.Cary, adap.) – …Our regular Paschal feature…

    ** Translation by Contributor Francesca Romana

  3. A very Happy and Blessed Easter Tim, and to all our AQ friends!
    God bless you today and forever.

  4. Happy Easter everyone!

    In case anyone missed this or the latest update about the family. Still an uphill battle for mom, but little one seems to be ok.

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