Thought of the Day August 22, 2017 Queenship of Mary

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“In this matter We do not wish to propose a new truth to be
believed by Christians, since the title and the arguments on which Mary’s queenly dignity is based have already been clearly set forth…From early times Christians have believed, and not without reason, that she of whom was born the Son of the Most High received privileges of grace above all other beings created by God…And when Christians reflected upon the intimate connection that obtains between a mother and a son, they readily acknowledged the supreme royal dignity of the Mother of God.” (Pope Pius XII). A week ago we celebrated the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. Today's Feast is in a sense the culmination of the many personal graces God blessed Mary with. The central focus of these graces is God’s call for Mary to be the Mother of Jesus, the Savior of the world. By God’s choice Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and earth. “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and on her head was a crown
of twelve stars.” (Rev 12:1) What should our response be?
Thanksgiving to God for his graces to Mary and thanksgiving to Mary for responding to those graces. We continue to ask for her intercession as we continue our journey to the fullness of life with God.


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