Wednesday 22 August 2018

# Saints

Queenship of Mary

The 22nd of August is the feast of the Queenship of Mary.

The title Queen of Heaven, or Regina Caeli, is based on biblical history where the title “Queen Mother” was given to the mother of Israel’s King. According to the tradition of the Church, Our Lady was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth once her body and soul were assumed into heaven to reign with Her Son, Jesus, the King of Kings.

Image: Coronation of the Virgin by Diego Velázquez (c.1635-c.1636)