Music is in the very fabric of the Universe!

Music is in the very fabric of the Universe!

Music is in the very "fabric of the universe"

Be very still, and listen! Be very attentive and hear! Be very in tune, and you will be amazed at what you hear God saying to you - in music, of limitless varieties.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aug 22 - The Queenship of Mary

+ Today we celebrate the memorial of the Queenship of Mary, one week after the Feast of her Assumption into heaven. Mary has been considered “queen of heaven” since the fourth century, in art and in poetry. She was portrayed in royal attire, enthroned with her child Jesus who was himself given “the throne of David to rule over the house of Jacob forever,” a kingdom of which there will be no end.

This feast was established by Pope Pius XII in 1954 after it was initially promoted by Catholic Mariological congresses in Lyon, France, Freiburg, Germany, and Einsiedeln, Switzerland and Pro Regalitate Mariae, an international society to promote the Queenship of Mary, in Rome.

It is only fitting that after Mary took her place near Jesus, her Son the King, that she should be crowned by the heavenly Church as their queen and ours. With such a radiant regent interceding for us, how could our confidence in her motherly prayers ever fail? She is mother of God because of her willingness to empty herself of herself; she is queen of heaven (and earth) because she faithfully kept that posture her entire earthly life. May we imitate her poverty and her humility this day, and experience the great depth of her joy at being raised up by her Son, and his Body, the Church, of which she is the fullness and exemplar of membership!

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us always, until we see you face to face in our eternal home with you!


Amen.

The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord
This is my beloved Son, Listen to Him!