Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Angelus and the Regina Caeli

Sweetness and Light has a lovely post today on the Angelus prayer, Jean-Francois Millet's painting of the Angelus and a related poem for on art study on Millet.

You can find the prayer here if you don't already know it.

By the way, there is a special prayer, often sung, that traditionally takes its place during the Easter Season. I fell in love with it when I first visited Thomas Aquinas College when I was a sophomore or junior in high school. The bell was rung and many people would gather to sing it together at noon and six o'clock. It's called the Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven).

You can find the Regina Caeli prayer here.
The music (in Gregorian Chant notation) and a recording can be found here.

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