REGINA COELI: QUEEN OF HEAVEN

The Regina Coeli (“Queen of Heaven”) is a traditional Marian prayer. During the Easter season (from Easter until Pentecost), the Regina Coeli is recited in place of the Angelus, that ancient prayer of the Church which has traditionally been recited at noon and again at 6:00 p.m.   The prayer dates back to at least the 1200s. According to legend, Pope St. Gregory the Great heard angels chanting the first three lines one Easter morning in Rome. He was inspired to add the fourth lin … [Read more...]

LENT IS ENDING. I HAVE FAILED.

So here we are in the home stretch.  The six weeks of Lent, during which I was going to become a new creation, are winding down.  Christ is in the tomb, and we look to His rising on Sunday morning. I have failed.  Again.I was going to pray more; but too many evenings, I communed with the TV or the computer instead.I was going to fast from sweets and overcome my love affair with processed foods; I gained a few pounds, instead.I was going to work harder, focus on my responsibilities, max … [Read more...]


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