Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Risen Christ Appears to His Blessed Mother

As is the Tradition of the Church, upon His Resurrection, Our Lord appeared first to His Most Holy Mother, that she, being blessed among all women, might receive the firstfruits of Easter joy. When it was said by the angel, "He is risen, He is not here," well, that's where He was: gladdening the heart of the Most Blessed Virgin.

Regina cæli, lætare, alleluja!
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluja!
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluja!
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluja!

R/. Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluja!
V/. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluja!


Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Jesu Christi, mundum lætificare dignatus es; præsta, quæsumus; ut, per ejus Genitricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuæ capiamus gaudia vitæ. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum.
R/. Amen.

It's five o'clock in the morning! I'd best go to bed!


Fr Scott Bailey, C.Ss.R. said...


A Blessed and Holy Easter to you!

In Christ Risen and Mary Joyful,

Fr. Scott Bailey, C.Ss.R.

Joshua said...

Et cum spiritu tuo!

I trust, Father, that you and your fellow religious have had a blessed if busy Easter, much graced by the Most Holy Redeemer.