The Regina Caeli Prayer (Queen of Heaven prayer) is a traditional devotion used morning, noon, and evening (6:00 a.m., noon, and 6:00 p.m.) in honor of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ during the Easter season.
Regina Caeli or Regina Coeli is also appropriate before or after Holy Mass. The devotion gets its name from the first two words of the prayer in Latin.
It is one of four Marian antiphons that replaces the Angelus during the Easter season
How to Pray the Regina Caeli Prayer?
V/. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R/. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V/. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R/. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V/. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R/. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Regina Caeli in Latin
Regina caeli laetare, Alleluia,
Quia quem meruisti portare. Alleluia.
Resurrexit Sicut dixit, Alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum. Alleluia. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
For He whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia.
Has risen, as he said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, Alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, Alleluia.
Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
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