Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mary our Queen

Today is the feast of the Queenship of Mary. Basically it is a continuation and fulfillment of the feast of the Assumption. Coming only one week apart, the liturgy helps us to see their connection.

Assumed into glory, Mary is now living with her Son in heaven. But she thinks of all of us still on earth, struggling with daily trials as we do our best to live a Christian life. Mary helps us along the way.

As Queen, she prays and intercedes for us, obtaining many special graces for us. It's great to have her on our side. Today's reading from the Office of Readings puts it very beautifully: that no one has ever gone to Mary without coming away enriched.

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