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The Queenship of Mary Feast Day By Ann Walker

“Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above, Oh Maria!
Hail, Mother of mercy and of love, Oh Maria!
Triumph, all ye Cherubim. Sing with us, ye Seraphim.
Heaven and Earth resound the hymn: Salve, Salve, Salve Regina!"

 

That song was a staple during the Month of May. In the General Roman Calendar, Pope Pius XII designated August 22nd as the Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary. We have another chance to sing Hail, Holy Queen! What is this Feast Day all about? I think of it as another great reason to celebrate her life as the beloved Mother of Jesus, our King.

When Her time was done on Earth, Mary was assumed into Heaven and sits at Jesus’ side. I envision that the Angels are surrounding Her in a choir of beautiful music—perfect for a Queen!

Besides the acknowledgement of Mary’s Queenship, people have used many special names to address Her. I find it fascinating that She is honored with such interesting titles—some formal and less formal titles. Here are some names I have found:

Ark of the Covenant
Blessed Virgin Mary
Comforter of the Afflicted
Conceived Without Original Sin
Full of Grace
Gate of Heaven
Holy Virgin of Virgins
Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Heart
Immaculate Queen of the Universe
Mary, Holy Mother of God
Mediatrix of All Graces
Mirror of Justice
Morning Star
Mother of Divine Grace
Mother of God
Mother of Good Counsel
Mother of Perpetual Help
Mother of the Church
Mother Most Sorrowful
Mother Thrice Admirable
Mystical Rose
Our Lady of Good Success
Our Lady of La Salette
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Mariazell
Our Lady of Marienfried
Our Lady of Medjugorje
Queen of Angels
Queen Assumed into Heaven
Queen of Heaven
Queen of the Holy Rosary
Queen of all Saints
Refuge of Sinners
Seat of Wisdom
Spouse of the Holy Ghost
Star of the Sea
Tower of David
Tower of Ivory
Undoer of Knots
Virgin Most Merciful

 

Especially as we celebrate the feast day of the Queenship of Mary, we recall that we have such a loving Mother to give us the hope and strength we need on our Earthly journey and to guide us along the right paths so that we may be united with Mary and Jesus in Heaven someday.

Since Mary is the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of us all, we believe that Mary speaks to Jesus on our behalf and offers Him our prayers. It is up to us to come to Mary and lay our requests at Her feet. She will see to it that Jesus knows what is in our hearts.

- By Ann Walker

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