This statuette vividly depicts Mary as the Regina Caeli, Latin for “Queen of Heaven.” The book in her hands has an abbreviation version of John 17:21 in Latin: Pater, ut omnes unum sint, ut unum sint in nobis, Pater (“Father, that they may all be one, that they may be one in us, Father”). This statue will be a most lovely gift for a wedding or a wedding anniversary, an ordination or ordination anniversary, a profession or jubilee of religious vows, and, of course, Mother’s Day!
Regina Caeli – An Undeniable Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
This statuette of Regina Caeli stands 6.7 inches tall and is fashioned from dolomite stone and resin. A community of cloistered sisters create and hand-finish this statuette in their monastery atelier in Western Europe. Each sister prayerfully fulfills a particular task to complete each statuette. How, where, and by whom the Regina Caeli is made means that this statuette is indeed ”culturally authentic” and an undeniable labor of love, faith and hope!
Mary – “Queen of Heaven”
According to the Catholic faith, on her death, Mary was “assumed” or taken up into Heaven. If taken into Heaven as the Virgin mother of Jesus, as the Mother of God, as the Theotokos, Mary must surely enjoy a very high place in Heaven indeed! And so, Catholic devotions began to address her as “Queen of the Angels” and “Queen of Heaven.” Saint John Damascene wrote: When she became Mother of the Creator, she truly became Queen of every creature.