Easter Sunday

Regina Caeli

Rejoice, O Queen of Heaven, Alleluia!
For He Whom thou didst merit to bear, Alleluia!
Has risen as He said, Alleluia!
Pray for us to God, Alleluia!

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia!
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!

Let us pray: O God, who hast given joy to the whole world
through the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ;
grant that through the prayers of His Virgin Mother Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ, our Lord
Amen.

(The Regina Caeli is said instead of the Angelus during the Easter Season)

Under the Cross

Raphael (c. 1503) "The Crucifixion with Sts Mary Virgin, Mary Magdalen, John and Jerome" (National Gallery, London)

We who suffer, we who are in anguish and anxiety, should stand with the Virgin Mary under the cross. Through her, we will find the courage to keep believing, and the strength to bear the burdens that tear our souls apart.

Catherine Doherty, from: God in the Nitty-Gritty Life

Powerful Pillars

As I mentioned over at Contemplative Haven yesterday, Father Joseph Homick has a new blog called, Two Pillars:  Holy Eucharist and Our Lady.  I really appreciate the way Father Joseph has set it up, with separate pages for each topic that’s on his heart.  Although quite recent, there is already a wealth of information there, and I encourage you to go and have a readfest.

Also at Contemplative Haven back in January, I mentioned Father Joseph’s most recent book:

I will be putting this image in my sidebar here along with my other Marian resource material, and please check Father Joseph’s blog for ordering information for this and all of his other wonderful books.