Twenty-three years ago on August 16, my father approached me and asked me to give him three good reasons why I should not propose to my now wife, Christine Lynn that very day. I came up with two reasonable and responsible reasons that he tossed by the way side with ease. The third, which I thought to be a clincher, was that I wanted to propose on a Marian feast day. Little did I know that the Queenship of Mary was in just six days. Through my dad’s encouragement and the intercession of our Lady, Christine said, “Yes!”
Today’s feast is close to our hearts and we have relied on her intercession under her title, Queen of Heaven and Earth throughout our entire marriage. She has intercession has carried our family through every triumph and trial we have faced.
Christine Lynn, thank you for saying “yes” and raising the beautiful children that the Lord has entrusted to us. You are a beautiful woman of God who reminds me of our Lady’s maternity and sovereignty through service.
Milady de Miriam, thank you for arranging this marriage and watching our children. Please ensure that we all return home safely to our heavenly Father. May we, and our future progeny, serve you with fidelity, fealty and familial love.
Here are some great quotes about the Queenship of Mary:
Mary has the authority over the angels and the blessed in heaven. As a reward for her great humility, God gave her the power and mission of assigning to saints the thrones made vacant by the apostate angels who fell away through pride. Such is the will of the almighty God who exalts the humble, that the powers of heaven, earth and hell, willingly or unwillingly, must obey the commands of the humble Virgin Mary. For God has made her queen of heaven and earth, leader of his armies, keeper of his treasure, dispenser of his graces, mediatrix on behalf of men, destroyer of his enemies, and faithful associate in his great works and triumphs. – St. Louis Marie de Montfort
To serve the Queen of Heaven is already to reign there, and to live under her commands is more than to govern. – St. John Vianney
She is more Mother than Queen. – St. Therese of Lisieux
Let the storm rage and the sky darken – not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful “who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent”. – Pope Saint Pius X
Let us pray:
August Queen of Heaven, sovereign queen of Angels, you who at the beginning received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we beseech you humbly, send your holy legions so that, on your orders and by your power, they will track down demons, fight them everywhere, curb their audacity and plunge them into the abyss. Who can be compared to God? Oh good and tender Mother, you will always be our love and our hope. Oh divine Mother, send the Holy Angels and Archangels to defend me and to keep the cruel enemy far from me. Holy Angels and Archangels defend us, protect us. Amen. (Prayer to Our Lady, Queen of Angels)