Queenship of Mary

When I was still a kid, I felt embarrassed when my friends would know who was my mother. Because I was not proud of my mother. There were so many reasons why. But when I have grown and I learned from her the values in life, the love and care she gave me and my siblings, I was so guilty. Now, I can honestly say that I am proud of my mother.

The feast of the Queenship of Mary was established on 1954 by Pope Pius XII. It is celebrated on the 8th day after Assumption. Because this feast Queenship of Mary is directly connected with the Feast of the Assumption.

The queenship of Mary has scriptural basis.

In the Davidic Kingdom, the queen is not the wife of the king, but the mother of the King. She is called queen mother.

The queen mother has a dignified role in the kingdom. She sits at the right hand of the King. The seat is the highest position next to the King. She acts an intercessor, a mediator, a protector and she’s part of the decision in the royal court.

In the event of the annunciation, the angel describes the son of Mary to be given the throne of his ancestor David. So, Mary will be given the role as a queen mother because her son will inherit the throne of David.

During the Visitation, Elizabeth addressed her as the “mother of my Lord”. In the OT, the queen mother is addressed as the “mother of my Lord”. All of these biblical references are summarised in the vision of St. John written in Revelation 12 describing the queen of heaven, with whom we can associate with Mary, the queen mother of Jesus, the King.

We should then be proud of having a Queen Mother who will intercede, protect, defend and care for us. We can shout at the top of our voice that Mary is our queen and mother. It is rightful therefore that we should give Mary a special place in our liturgy, in the church and in our personal life. As Catholics, we should be proud.