Queen of Heaven,
For He whom thou merited to
Has risen, as He said,
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad,
R. Because the Lord is
LET US PRAY:
O God, Who by the
Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world: grant,
we beg Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His
we may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ
The Regina Coeli carries
Indulgence like the Memorare.
PRAYERS AND HEAVENLY
Joan Carroll Cruz
Say, did his sisters wonder what could Joseph
In a mild, silent little maid like thee?
And was it awful in that narrow house,
With God for Babe and Spouse?
Nay, like they simple, female sort, each one
Apt to find Him in Husband and in Son,
Nothing to thee came strange in this.
They wonder was but wondrous bliss:
Wondrous, for, though
True Virgin lives not but does know,
[How be it none ever yet confess'd]
That God lies really in her breast,
Of thine He made His special nest
All mothers worship little feet,
And kiss the very ground they've trod;
But, ah, thy little Baby sweet
Who was indeed thy God!