Regina Cæli



The faithful who at dawn, at noon and at eventide, or as soon thereafter as may be, devoutly recite the Angelus, or at Eastertide the Regina Cæli, with the appropriate versicles and prayers, or who merely say the Hail Mary five times, may gain: 

An Indulgence of 10 years each time.
A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions if they persevere in this devout practice for a month.

This Antiphon is sung during Paschaltide,
Traditionally from noon on Holy Saturday till the Saturday noon before Trinity Sunday.

The Regina Cæli is a wonderful tribute to our Lord’s Resurrection.  The text first appeared about the year 1200, and is often credited to Pope Gregory V (+998).  It replaces the Angelus and is said standing.


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 attain to the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

V.  Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R.  Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.


Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum lætificare dignatus es: præsta, quæsumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuæ capiamus gaudia vitæ. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.  Amen.

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