Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Feast of the Queenship of Mary

This Feast was established by Pope Pius XII in 1954.
The Holy Father taught that Jesus Christ alone, God and man, is King in the full, proper, and absolute sense of the term. Mary also, in a restricted and only analogous way, shares in the royal dignity as the Mother of Christ who is God, as His associate in the work of Redemption, in His conflict with the enemy, and in His complete victory. From this association with Christ the King, she obtains a height of splendor unequaled in all creation (Ad Caeli Reginam, no.25).
HT Catholic Exchange
In a lecture he gave on Long Island, Dr. Scott Hahn explained the Old Testament view of the Queen Mother, the mother of the King, as the true queen, because the King often had many wives, none of whom assumed a leadership role.
Our Lady is the mother of the King of Kings, and therefore it is perfectly Biblical to honor her and respect her role as Queen of Heaven and earth.
See the Litany of the Queenship of Mary at Causa Nostrae Laetitiae.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Hi Leticia,

I'm so glad I got up the nerve to say hello at Mass today--I'm normally kind of an introvert.

I'm leaving a comment here, because I love this painting of Our Lady. The same artist did the one of her in white, holding Jesus AND a little white lamb together.

Anyway, I forgot the name of the blog of the other lady you introduced me to today, what was the link?