16-Mary Queen of Heaven Chapel
We celebrate the feast of the Blessed Mother as the Queen of Heaven and Earth on August 22. The Visitation by Mary to Elizabeth recorded in the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, hints at or foreshadows the future Queenship of Mary.
While holding the infant Jesus, their hands reach out to us to receive our humble prayers and petitions.
“Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.”
Blessed Mother, Queen of Heaven, pray for us.