The Queenship of Mary

Today, August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever failed by which we are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with a mother’s solicitude over the entire world, just as she is crowned in heavenly blessedness with the glory of a Queen (Venerable Pius XII, Ad Caeli Reginam 1).

During my recent pilgrimage in Lourdes, I witnessed Mary’s Queenship being honored in a number of ways.

One event stood out to me the most. I’d like to share it with you because it connects to today’s feast.

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For God’s Glory

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. There are a number of reasons for that… I wasn’t meant to write during that time. This post is a bit shorter than my previous posts, which may not be a terrible thing since I can be wordy at times.

Recent experiences have been an important reminder that we must listen to and follow the Lord at all times. The purpose of our actions must always be to serve and glorify God. If we live merely for ourselves, rather than for the Lord and our neighbor, then we are missing the point. When a person follows God with a sincere, humble and open heart, it’s seen by others and touches them in some way.

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