31 May 2010

Feast of the Queenship of Mary

I apologize for the gap in blogging this weekend, but my Mac is having problems. I thought they were immune from these-- where's Jeff Geerling when you need him?

Today is the feast of the Queenship of Mary, perfectly timed with the end of Eastertide, the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, and the approach of the great feasts of our Lord-- Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart.

Saturday, the Archbishop ordained 8 men to the priesthood. May God bless them and may they always stay close to Mary, the Queen of Priests. Keep them in your prayers. Speaking of Jeff Geerling, he took some nice photos of the event, which you can see here.

Also on Saturday, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, led by Monsignor the Prior General Gilles Wach, led a pilgrimage to the Shrine at Holy Hill in Wisconsin. For those who were not able to attend, here is a prayer on this Feast of Mary's Queenship so you may join spiritually in this pilgrimage:

O Most Holy Virgin who wast pleasing to God and didst become His Mother. Immaculate in your body, in your soul, in your faith and in your love, we beseech thee to look graciously upon the wretched who implore thy powerful protection. The wicked serpent, against whom the primal curse was hurled, continues nonetheless to wage war and to lay snares for the unhappy children of Eve. Ah, do thou, our blessed Mother, our Queen and Advocate, who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of our enemy, receive the prayers that we unite single-heartedly to thine and conjure thee to offer at the throne of God, that we may never fall into the snares that are laid for us, in such wise that we may all come to the haven of salvation; and in the midst of so many dangers may holy Church and the fellowship of Christians everywhere sing once more the hymn of deliverance, victory and peace. Amen.

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