Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37)
Lord Jesus, the Church's celebration of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary emerged from a logical and intimate connection with our Blessed Mother's Assumption. Today is the eighth day and completion of the octave of that great solemnity in which we remember that at the end of her earthly life, Mary was assumed body and soul, in totality, into heaven. The love that began with her Immaculate Conception finds its completion in perfect union with You, whether bearing Your sacred presence in her womb, caressing Your tender childhood, guiding Your earthly education or embracing Your broken body as it was taken down from the cross. You have given her a share in the fullness of Your kingdom, both earth and heaven.
May we look to the Queen of earth and heaven, the queen of all who embrace Your rule over death and life, as we enthrone our hearts to her who shows us the promise, living and fulfillment of Your greatest commandment.
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us.