Queenship of Mary, August 22, 2022 & the Feast of the
Assumption Aug. 15th, 2022
Today’s post is a departure from our normal focus on the three ways of life Mary asks of us on our path to becoming Saints: Prayer, Penitential Acts and reception of the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist! These approaching Marian Feast days are an incredibly rich opportunity to perform all these actions in a most special way, with millions of the faithful across the world lifting their hearts, their souls to Mary to Jesus! Please enjoy these images and plan your Feast Day activities today! Mark your calendars!
|January 1||—||Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God *|
|January 8||—||Our Lady of Prompt Succor|
|February 2||—||Presentation of the Lord|
|February 11||—||Our Lady of Lourdes|
|May 13||—||Our Lady of Fatima|
|June 27||—||Our Mother of Perpetual Help|
|July 16||—||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|August 15||—||Assumption *|
|August 22||—||Queenship of Mary|
|September 8||—||Birth of Mary|
|September 12||—||The Most Holy Name of Mary|
|September 15||—||Our Lady of Sorrows|
|October 7||—||Our Lady of the Rosary|
|November 21||—||Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|December 8||—||Immaculate Conception *|
|December 12||—||Our Lady of Guadalupe|
Click play above to listen to “Salve Regina”, from the Daughters of Mary Press album of Gregorian Chant, “A Day in the Cloister.” Take the next 4 minutes to listen to the recording, gaze at the images of Mary, and transport yourself into a world of “Christian Contemplative Prayer”, Christian Contemplative Prayer, honoring our Lady’s Feast of the Assumption. In Christian Contemplative Prayer, you enter into a place to be with Mary, to Behold Mary, and Mary is there to hold you! See Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Clip interpreting Christian Contemplative Prayer.
* Holy day of Obligation
The Month of Mary is May.
The Month of the Rosary is October.
The Feast of the Immaculate Heart is the Saturday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost.
The First Saturday of each Month is also dedicated to Marian Devotions, please read below!
Note on the First Saturday Devotion of Our Lady
The promise made by Our Lady to Lucia on July 13th, 1917, that there would be a future manifestation concerning the practice of the Five First Saturdays, was fulfilled on December 10th, 1925. Lucia was then a Postulant Sister in the Dorothean Convent at Tuy, Spain. On this occasion Our Lady appeared together with the Child Jesus, Who spoke first to Lucia:
“Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment, while there is no one who does an act of reparation to withdraw them for her.”
Our Lady then addressed Lucia as follows:
“Behold, my daughter, my Heart encircled with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce It at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Give me consolation, you, at least; and make known on my behalf that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all who on the First Saturday of five consecutive months confess their sins, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the purpose of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart.”