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Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 22 August.

O powerful Queen, our Mother Mary, God so willed from before the onset of time that you would nullify the act of the first Eve’s defiance of God’s Will, and become the new Eve with absolute obedience to the Creator’s Will. Jesus was ordained to be king of all creation, and in dependence on Jesus, you would be queen. All other titles to queenship derive from this eternal intention of God. As the glorified Jesus remains with us as our king till the end of time, so also, you, by your preeminent perfection, and because of your intercessory power would reign in the heavens as queen.

Neither the human tongue nor the mind of the angels that live beyond this universe can give worthy praise to you, through whom it has been granted to gaze clearly on the glory of the Lord. May the light of your faith dispel the darkness of our souls. Jesus reflects on you, heavenly Mother, the glory, the majesty and the dominion of his kingdom for the work of human Redemption as cooperator, and you are the deserving recipient in the distribution of the graces which flow from the Redemption.

Jesus is King throughout all eternity by nature and by right of conquest, through Him, with Him, and subordinate to Him, you, Mary are Queen by grace, by divine relationship, by right of conquest, and by singular choice. You rule with the strength of love and mercy, seeking only to serve God and care for His children. With gratitude we turn to you, imploring you to protect us in this life and welcome each of us to the eternal Kingdom of God. My beloved Mother, grant that I may have no other spirit but your spirit, to know Jesus Christ and His Divine will and to praise and glorify the Lord. Amen

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