Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

[public domain]

Coronación de la Virgen, by Diego Velázquez, 1645

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

Revelations 12:1

“Because the virgin Mary was raised to such a lofty dignity as to be the mother of the King of kings, it is deservedly and by every right that the Church has honored her with the title of “Queen”.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Act of Unlimited Consecration to The Immaculate
by St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. Conv.

O Immaculate, Queen of Heaven and Earth,
refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother,
to whom there has been confided by God
the whole order of Mercy:
I prostrate myself before Thee,
poor sinner that I am,
and I supplicate Thee humbly
to accept my entire being as your property and possession,
and to do with me
and with all the faculties of my soul and body,
with my entire life,
my death and my eternity,
whatsoever may please Thee.
Do with me as Thou would,
so as to realize what is written of Thee:
“She shall crush your head;” and again:
“Through Thee alone have all the heresies of the world been vanquished.”
May I be in Thy immaculate and most merciful hands
a docile instrument to make Thee known and loved
by so many tepid and mislead souls,
and thus advance in the greatest manner possible
the most holy Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
For in truth, where Thou hast gained entrance,
Thou dost obtain the grace
of the conversion and sanctification of souls,
since all the graces,
passing through Thy hands,
gush upon all of us from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.