Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 22 August
On the 11 October 1954, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of the Queenship of Mary and commanded that on that day, the world should renew its consecration to her. On her Assumption, Mary our Mother was crowned by Christ and received by the whole court of Heaven as Queen. We should also now individually recognize Mary’s Queenship, enthrone her in our homes, consecrate ourselves to her and, by this means, establish in our lives the reign of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe.
A word of thanks to the Liturgical Ministries, Floral, AV, Photographers, Home Rosary and Legion for playing such a big part in the Feast of Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary, which took place on 15 Aug.
Befriending Our Inner Enemies
How do we befriend our inner enemies, lust and anger? By listening to what they are saying. They say, “I have some unfulfilled needs” and “Who really loves me?” Instead of pushing our lust and anger away as unwelcome guests, we can recognise that our anxious, driven hearts need some healing. Our restlessness calls us to look for the true inner rest where lust and anger can be converted into a deeper way of loving.
There is a lot of unruly energy in lust and anger! When that energy can be directed toward loving well, we can transform not only ourselves but even those who might otherwise become the victims of our anger and lust. This takes patience, but it is possible.