Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Today is the memorial of the Queenship of Mary and it is the patronal feast of our Diocese – the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ.  It is also the birthday of our founding Sister Servant.  For us it is a day of joy and at dinner tonight, a time for a birthday celebration!

How do we picture Mary as a Queen?  Dr. Scott Hahn in his book on the Queenship of Mary, Hail Holy Queen, reminds us that in all of history, if the mother of the King was alive, she was revered as the “Queen Mother.”  England’s Queen Elizabeth’s mother who died several years ago was loved and honored as England’s Queen Mother.  Jesus is our King of Kings; the crown He wore on earth was made of thorns and now He is seated at the right hand of His Father. Our Queen Mother stood beneath His Cross and now she stands beside Him as he rules over the whole world.   Father Peter John Cameron in his prayer book Jesus Present Before Me; Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration says in his reflection on the fifth of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary that “As the Blessed Virgin Mary is crowned Queen of heaven and Earth, we celebrate the fact that the supreme power that Mary possesses is her union with her divine Son.”
Our Blessed Mother is a beautiful Queen; we can go to her with all of our needs.  She is not aloof but stoops to touch us and to hear us.  Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, we love you.  We come to you and ask you to please listen to our prayers.

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