Monday, August 22, 2022

Queenship of Mary, August 22nd 2022


Today the Church celebrates the Queenship of Mary


This memorial was set up with an encyclical written by Pope Pius XII in 1954


The encyclical has lots of awesome references, mostly from early Saints in the Church, and so I would just like to mention some of them In case anyone is under the impression that Mary’s queenship was just discovered in 1954

St. Andrew of Crete frequently attributes the dignity of a Queen to the Virgin Mary. For example, he writes, "Today Christ transports from her earthly dwelling, as Queen of the human race, And in another place he speaks of "the Queen of the entire human race.”

St. Germanus speaks to the humble Virgin in these words: "Be enthroned, Lady, for it is fitting that you should sit in an exalted place since you are a Queen and glorious above all kings."

She is called by St. John Damascene "Queen, ruler, and lady," and also "the Queen of every creature."

In the eighth century Gregory II called the Mother of God: "The Queen of all Christians."

Pope Sixtus IV described Mary as the Queen Who is always vigilant to intercede with the king whom she bore.

Pope Benedict XIV wrote an encyclical called Mary the Queen of heaven and earth

St. Alphonsus Ligouri, wrote "Because the virgin Mary was raised to such a lofty dignity as to be the mother of the King of kings, it is deservedly and by every right that the Church has honored her with the title of 'Queen'.

Furthermore, the Church sings hymns such as "Hail, Holy Queen"


We can rest assured that since her Assumption, Mary was crowned the queen of Heaven and Earth, and desire nothing more than to intercede for us.


Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us!

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