Regina caeli laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia:
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia:
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et lŠtare Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia
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This Marian hymn is sung after Compline, in place of the Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina) during Paschal time. Since the theme of Easter is the resurrection of Our Lord, we focus on this event even in our Marian devotions. The Church wishes to place different truths before our minds throughout the year, which is the purpose of the Liturgical Year. Dom Gueranger wanted Catholics to understand this, which is why he wrote the series of books by the same name. These books are highly recommended for Catholics to increase their love for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the many ceremonies of the Catholic Church.
This is found on the following CD(s):
Chant Compendium 1.
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