Queen of Heaven (Feast)

Queenship of Mary
(Feast – 22nd August)


Coronation of Mary by Diego Velázquez

Regina Caeli or Queen of Heaven is one of the many titles bestowed on the Blessed Virgin Mary. This title originates from Mary’s assumption into heaven and her crowning as its Queen.  Pope Pius XII encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam, states that “Mary is called Queen of Heaven because her son, Jesus Christ, is the king of Israel and heavenly King of the universe”.

Mary, the earthly Mother of Jesus, and her husband Joseph would have enjoyed many wonderful family moments but she also suffered greatly as Jesus was condemned, tortured and crucified. Her reward, however, is now everlasting happiness with God the Father.

Queen of Heaven:
Pray for us that we may attain the joys of everlasting life. (Extract from Regina Caeli)

Glory be to the…