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QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
August 22 is the Feast of The
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Traditional Calendar and the Queenship of Mary, the New Calendar.
October 11 is the Feast of the Divine Maternity, both Calendars and the
Queenship of Mary, Traditional Calendar.
On the 11th OF October 1954, Pope
Pius XII established the Feast of the
Queenship of Mary to be celebrated throughout the world, and commanded
that on that day each year, the world should renew its consecration to
her. In the future the Feast came to be celebrated on 22nd of August.
"The purpose of the Feast is that
all may recognize more clearly and
venerate more devoutly the merciful and motherly sovereignty of her
who bore God in her womb" (Ven. Pius XII, Ad. Coeli Reginam).
On the day of her Assumption, Mary
our Mother was solemnly crowned by
Christ and received by the whole court of Heaven as Queen.
What Christ has done in Heaven and
the Church has done on our behalf we
should now do individually, that is, we should recognize Mary's
Queenship, enthrone her in our homes, consecrate ourselves to her and,
by this means, establish in our lives the reign of Mary Immaculate
Queen of the Universe.
How to Enthrone Mary Immaculate
Queen in Your Home
and Consecrate Your Family to Her
A statue or picture may be blessed;
If convenient, ask a priest to
perform the ceremony, otherwise the head of the family can do it.
Prepare her altar with flowers and candles, giving her an honored
place in your home where all will see her and often pray to her.
Recite together kneeling:
Act of Contrition; 3 Hail Marys; 3
Glorias; 3 times the invocation:
Mary Immaculate Queen: Triumph and
followed by the
O Mary Immaculate Queen, glorious
Queen of the Universe, most powerful
Virgin, merciful Mother of a merciful God and refuge of sinners, we
consecrate ourselves to thy Royal and Immaculate Heart.
It is through thee that Jesus
Christ our King has come into the world
save it. It is also through thee that He is to reign over the world.
In order to obtain this great
benefit for ourselves and all mankind, we
come to thy feet to consecrate to thee our persons, our lives, all that
we are, all that we have, all that we love. Keep us, enlighten us,
dispose of us, reign over us.
May all hearts and all homes
willingly proclaim thee as their
O Mary Immaculate Queen, look down
upon this distressed and
suffering world. Thou knowest our misery and our weakness. O Thou who
art our Mother, saving us in the hour of peril, have compassion on us
in these days of great and heavy trial.
Jesus has confided to thee the
treasure of His Grace, and through Thee
He wills to grant us pardon and mercy. In these hours of anguish,
therefore, thy children come to Thee as their hope.
We recognize thy
Queenship and ardently desire thy triumph. We need a Mother and a
Mother's Heart. Thou art for us the luminous dawn which dissipates our
darkness and points out
the way to life. In thy clemency obtain for us the courage and the
confidence of which we have such need.
Most Holy and Adorable Trinity,
Thou Who didst crown with glory in
Heaven the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior, grant that all
her children on earth may acknowledge her as their Sovereign Queen,
all hearts, homes, and nations may recognize her rights as Mother and
as Queen. Amen.
MARY IMMACULATE QUEEN Triumph and
+ Michael Epus Galviensis, 4 June,
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