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Memorial of Mary's Queenship

Memorial of Mary's Queenship

August 22

– Compiled under the direction of Father Johann Roten, S.M.

This index of material included in the All About Mary website, brings together resources that pertain to this feast. Additional resources may also be available by using the provided search tools.


What is the origin and meaning of the liturgical celebration of Mary as a queen?
On August 22, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates a memorial in honor of the Queenship of Mary. This memorial is placed in the octave of the Assumption.
See: Queenship of Mary, Memorial of


Pope Pius XII and Our Lady
It is generally held by scholars that Pope Pius XII made very significant and notable contributions to Marian theology, public piety and devotion to Our Lady: Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello
See: Pope Pius XII and Mary

Blessed Chaminade Vignette 25, TODAY'S CHURCH ECHOES CHAMINADE
Recent writings of theologians and popes have stressed the universal role of Mary in the life of the Church. An increasing awareness of the universality of Mary's relation to all persons….
See: William Joseph Chaminade in Vignettes and Cameos

Mary's Apostolic Mission Chaminade's Contribution to Mariology
Biographical and historical background.
See: William Joseph Chamindade's Contribution to Mariology


Why do we call Mary Queen?
Assumption and Coronation must be sharply distinguished. Whereas the assumption has been the object of dogmatic definition (1950), the coronation of Mary has never been more than a pious advocation (rosary), an iconographic motif (since the twelfth century) and a devotional custom (coronation of Mary statues known already in the early Middle Ages). However, the coronation points to a Marian title known in Christian tradition since from the beginning of the fourth century.
See: Queen, Mary as

Brief History of the Coronation of Mary
Since the Council of Nicea in 787, the Church has often asserted that it is lawful to venerate images of Christ, Mary and the saints. This is an ancient practice of the Christian churches....
See: Coronation


The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
Includes the Coronation
Rosary: Glorious Myster Reflections


Bibliography of Articles in Marian Studies
Includes several articles on the Queenship of Mary
See: Marian Studies Bibligraphy


Madonna and Child: The Development of Christian Symbolism, 50 min, 1992.
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Image shown: The Coronation of Mary, Cornelis Schut (1597-1655)

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