The Coronation

The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

How to Announce this Mystery When Praying the Rosary:


In the Fifth Glorious Mystery, let us contemplate the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven and seek confidence in Mary our Queen.


In Quinto Mysterio Glorioso, Coronationem Beatae Mariae Virginae in Caelo contemplemur, et fiduciam in Maria Regina nostra petamus.

The Source or Sources of this Mystery:

1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

The Apocalypse of St. John 12:1

The great sign which the Apostle John saw in heaven, “a woman clothed with the sun,”(1) is interpreted by the sacred Liturgy,(2) not without foundation, as referring to the most blessed Mary, the mother of all men by the grace of Christ the Redeemer.

1. Cf. Apocalypse 12,1.
2. Cf. Epistle of Mass for the feast of the Apparition of Mary Immaculate, Feb. 11.

Apostolic Exhortation of His Holiness Paul VI. Signum Magnum. To the Catholic Bishops of the World. May 13, 1967.