The Story of the Queenship of Mary

Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But the Blessed Virgin Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother of my Lord.” As in all the mysteries of Mary’s life, she is closely associated with Jesus: Her queenship is a share in Jesus’ kingship. We can also recall that in the Old Testament the mother of the king has great influence in court.


Mary, Queen of Saints

O Virgin, Queen of Virgins,

Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity,

Mirror of the Angels and the Ladder of All the Saints; O Refuge of Sinners, in death, show us your Son and your glorious face. 

Pray for us, very High Queen of All Saints, have mercy of all sinners; through Jesus Christ our Lord.