Tuesday, August 24, 2010
On October 11, 1954, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of the Queenship of Mary to be celebrated throughout the world, and commanded that on that day each year, the world should renew its consecration to her. The feast is celebrated on August 22nd.
The purpose of the feast is that all may recognize more clearly and venerate more devoutly the merciful motherly sovereignty of her who bore God in her womb.--(Pius XII, Ad. Coeli Reginam)
On the day of her Assumption, Mary our Mother was solemnly crowned by Christ and received by the whole court of heaven as Queen.
What Christ has done in heaven and the Church has done on our behalf, we should now do individually. We should recognize Mary's Queenship, enthrone her in our homes, consecrate ourselves to her, and by this means, establish in our lives the reign of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe.
National Shrine of Mary Immaculate Queen
Saint Pius X Catholic Church
1025 East Madison Avenue and Westmore-Meyers Road
Lombard, Illinois 60148 USA
Rosary and Benediction, Wednesday at 8:00 PM
For further information about the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart & Mary Immaculate Queen, or other requests, please contact:
Fraternity of M.I.Q.
Post Office Box 1102, Lombard, Illinois 60148
Monday, August 23, 2010
"O Mary Immaculate Queen, in honour of your arrival in this dwelling place today,
give a grace of communion to all those here present
and to all your children throughout the universe:
may they all be one with Christ and the Church.
Grant that each and every one of them may feel the marvellous effects of your motherly tenderness.
May the Church receive extraordinary graces of light in order to transform all her children,
may the suffering of the Holy Souls in Purgatory be lessened,
and may these new times no longer rebel against grace.
Oh, stay close to us to make our lives flower once more!"
Clemence Ledoux, 27 September 1957
(prayer composed for the arrival in Bois le Roi of Mary Immaculate Queen's statue for the Oratory)
Blessed Feast of the Queenship of Mary to all our messenger friends!
Each Fraternity priest offers Mass once a month for our benefactors - with our thanks for prayers and donations.
Fraternity of Mary Immaculate Queen
"Síol Dóchais", Ballard, Barna, Co. Galway, Ireland
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - for all correspondence, to subscribe/unsubscribe to "Thought of Mere" (monthly email), or to receive the "Letter to the Messengers of Mary Immaculate Queen" (quarterly magazine)
Fraternity website: www.maryimmaculatequeen.com - see "Activities" for coming events
Friday, August 20, 2010
Saint Pius X, you sought "to restore all things in Christ."
Obtain for us a true love of Jesus, so that I may live only for Him.
Help us to acquire a lively fervor and a sincere will to strive for sanctity in life, and that we may avail for ourselves of the riches of the Holy Eucharist in sacrifice and sacrament. By your love of Mary, mother and queen of all, inflame my heart with tender devotion to her.
Blessed model of the priesthood, obtain for us holy, dedicated priests, and increase vocations to the religious life. Dispel confusion and hatred and anxiety, and incline our hearts to peace and concord, so that all nations will place themselves under the sweet reign of Christ. Amen.
Saint Pius X, Pray For Us
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
A replica of the Chapel of St. Francis at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, from the original structural design in Assisi, Italy. The Portiuncula Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1926 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in memory of Mr. Peabody, who founded the family estate in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Portiuncula Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi celebrates the induction of Francis of Assisi into a monastic life during the 13th century when St. Francis of Assisi became a friar to answer God's calling. During the 21st century, the Mayslake Peabody Estate is managed by the DuPage Forest Preserve District in Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.A.
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