Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 22

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“More than all the angels and all the saints has God ineffable freely endowed Mary with the fullness of the heavenly gifts that abound in the divine treasury; and she, preserving herself ever immaculately clean from the slightest taint of sin, attained a fullness of innocence and holiness so great as to be unthinkable apart from God Himself, a fullness that no one other than God will ever possess.” – Pope Pius IX

 

On the 11th of October in 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 August 22nd, one week after the celebration of Her Assumption into Heaven.

Pope Pius XII wrote : “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.”

 

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Prayer to Our Amiable Queen by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

O Mary, of all Creatures thou art the Noblest, the Purest, the Holiest, the most Sublime, the most Beautiful. Oh, that All Knew you, my Lady, and Loved thee as thou Deserveth! I too, though I am a Sinner, Love thee, my most Amiable Queen. And yet I Love thee too-Little. I Long, to Love thee with a Greater and more Tender Affection, and it is thou who must Obtain this Grace for me. To Love thee, is a Singular Mark of Predestination, a Grace that God Grants-to those who are Saved. Then too, my Mother, I realize my Great Obligation to Love thy Son; I see that He Deserves an Infinite Love. Since thou Desireth so-much to see Him Loved, Obtain this Grace for me, a Deep Love for Jesus Christ.

I have no Wish-for Earthly Goods, for Honors, for Riches. I ask for that, which thine Heart Desires far more, to Love my God alone. Is it likely that thou wilt not Help me in my Desire, which is so Pleasing-to thee? Ah no, for even now thou art Praying-for me. But I am Consoled in thinking that so many Souls in-Heaven, and Saintly People on Earth, Love thee for thy Goodness and Beauty. Above all, I Rejoice that God Himself Loves thee alone, more than He Loves all Men and Angels together.

Pray for me, Mary; Pray and never Cease-to Pray, until thou dost greet me in Heaven. There I shall Possess my God Forever. There too I shall Possess my Dearest Mother. So I Hope. So may it be.

Amen

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