Part 15: The Fifth Glorious Mystery, the Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

 

Part 15 of a 15 part series on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

The fifth glorious mystery: The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

The Old Testament, rightly divided, is filled with the role of Mary in the Messianic mission. Sometimes her role is there for all who have eyes to see. In other places its veiled like the Salvation Story as it relates to Jesus. But a simple reality is this: When the Jews were looking, waiting expectantly for the Messiah to come set up David’s kingdom all over again, well, common sense kicks in. No man is an island. Neither is any king. They understood that their new king, the Messiah come to save them, wouldn’t arrive in a void. There would be others involved. One of those others would be the Queen Mother. Why was Mary assumed into Heaven? To be crowned, to take her rightful place there with her Son. She has a place in His Heart. This is true. Therefore she should, if I love Him, have a special place in mine. There is only one Queen Mother. This is one role that is as non-transferable as it is necessary. There have been many Peters, many Popes. There have been many Apostles, many Bishops. There have been many priests and deacons, cradle Catholics and converts. There is now and forever will be only one Mary.

Prayer: Mother Mary, please help me be a good subject of yours, and a good servant.

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Published in: on June 23, 2012 at 5:09 am  Comments Off on Part 15: The Fifth Glorious Mystery, the Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth  
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