Mary's queenship is a mission of love and of service, Pope tells audience
CWN - August 22, 2012
The Virgin Mary “will not fail to intercede for us with her Son,” Pope Benedict XVI assured his weekly audience on August 22, the feast of the Queenship of Mary.
In his remarks to the crowd that gathered at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope returned to a theme that he had explored during his public audience the previous Sunday, in which he emphasized that Jesus did not come to set up an earthly kingdom. For Mary too, the Holy Father said, queenship “has nothing to do with that of the powerful of this earth.” She is a queen “in her service to God and to humanity."
Pope Benedict observed that the renovation of the liturgical calendar after Vatican II placed the feast of the Queenship of Mary at the close of the octave of her Assumption. That placement, he said, underlines “the close link between Mary’s royal nature and her glorification in body and soul beside her Son.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($21,991 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!