Thursday, August 2, 2007

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1962:


A MOST SIGNIFICANT MARIAN INVOCATION

On this Feast, then, of the Ascension of the Lord, but also of Mary as Queen, the visionaries altered the traditional Santanderinian invocation of "Our Lady Truly Appeared ("Bien aparecida"), Queen and Mother of the Mountain." Instead they addressed her as "Our Lady Truly Appeared, Queen and Sovereign of Everything Created, pray for us." This invocation, celebrating Mary's unparalleled participation in the Kingship of her Son, was in fact the perfect echo of the patristic thought, that had already (1954) allowed Pope Pius XII to attribute this new title to the Blessed Virgin (Encyclical Letter 1955 'Ad Coeli Reginam'), the successor of St. Peter relying abundantly on the very rich doctrine ad hoc contained in the Divine Revelation (Holy Scriptures and Apostolic Tradition).
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 133]


Pope Pius XII was a great Marian Pope and had great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima! As a matter of fact, he saw the Miracle of the spinning sun, which happened on October 13, 1917, many years later in the papal gardens, while he was praying. He also consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I believe he will be canonized soon as a Saint!

Our Lady has so many titles! This is a new one for me: "OUR LADY TRULY APPEARED, QUEEN AND SOVEREIGN OF EVERYTHING CREATED! It makes sense, when you look at the Miraculous Medal and see the two Hearts of Jesus and Mary joined together! If Jesus , God and Creator, is our King, Mother Mary has to be Our Queen, and her Queenship extends throughout the universe! Amen to that!
Roman Deacon