Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast Day August 22

Pope Pius XII proclaimed the feast day of the Queenship of Mary in “Ad Caeli Reginam” in 1954.  The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven is the fifth glorious mystery of the rosary. We can say that Mary is a Queen because she is the mother of Jesus Christ, who is King because he is our Savior and our Lord. Mary is not only Queen, but since we are children of God as baptized Christians, she is also our mother in heaven who loves us and prays for us. We know that Jesus loves and honors his mother, and we believe that he also wants us to love and honor Mary as our own heavenly mother.  If we desire to be loving children of Mary, we can do what she asks of us, which is to love and obey her son, Jesus Christ. She has appeared many times and asked us to pray and reform our lives. At Fatima she specifically asked us to pray the rosary for peace in the world and the conversion of sinners. This request is still very important in our world today.