The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feastday May 31
From the earliest centuries of the Catholic Church,
Christians have addressed suppliant prayers
and hymns of praise to the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and the hope they have placed in the Mother of the Saviour
has never been disappointed.
They have looked upon Her as Queen of Angels, Queen of Patriarchs,
Because of Her eminence, She is indeed entitled to the highest honors
His Holiness Pope Pius XII, in his Encyclical Letter of October 11, 1954,
But the Blessed Virgin Mary should be called Queen,
Now, in the accomplishing of this work of redemption,
God, by making all through His power, is Father and Lord of all,
Pius XII, in his Radio message to Fatima, Bendito seja (AAS 38. 266) :
"He, the Son of God, reflects on His heavenly Mother the glory,
JESUS IS KING
Jesus is King throughout all eternity by nature and by right of conquest:
MARY IS QUEEN
And her kingdom is as vast as that of her Son and God,
He is king by nature, as God; she is Queen by "divine relationship"
In fact her relation to her Son is greater than that of ordinary Mothers of Kings.
For she is the Mother of Him who is King by very nature, from all eternity, and the relationship is exclusive, for He had no human father.
Still further, the ordinary queen-mother gives birth to a child
The son of Mary is eternally king, by His very nature.
Hail holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us O holy Mother of God,
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae:
Music: Salve Regina, David Phillips, GentleSpiritMusic