‘Ave Regina Pacis!’

Hail, Queen of Peace! Hail, holy Mother of the Lord, the Prince of Peace.

To You and to Your Immaculate Heart, the Lord has entrusted the peace of the world. In Your motherly compassion, look with pity upon Your poor children here on earth, who plead with You to obtain that great gift of true and lasting peace for the world, knowing with certainty that only You can assist us in our hour of need.

Cast Your motherly eyes upon us as we stand in need of the Lord’s peace, that peace which ‘surpasses all human understanding’ and, in Your clemency, obtain this great grace for us.

See not our misery and our human frailty, whether at the individual, national or global level; rather, see only our need of succour and of Your maternal intercession; and, seeing our reliance on Your assistance, do not fail us. For we know that ‘never was it known that anyone who fled to Your protection, implored Your help or sought Your intercession, was left unaided’. Deliver us from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin!

Queen of Heaven and of earth, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, hear and answer the prayers arising from the world, asking Your help with perfect confidence; obtain for us the mercy, the grace and the peace of Jesus Christ, Your Son and Our Lord.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

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Image: ‘Ave Regina Pacis’, Basilica of S.Maria Maggiore, Rome