Crowning of the Holy Virgin
in our homes as
Queen of the Family,
in testimony of its consecration
and that of its members
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Crowning Many as Queen of the Family
of Crowing of the Holy Virgin
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May Mary reign in
not only because you
have her statue,
but because you
frequently pray to her united,
because you search
for her advices,
and practice her
nature and by conquest, is the King of the everlasting centuries;
and by Him, with Him, subordinated to Him, Mary is Queen by grace,
by divine kinship, by conquest, by singular choice.
And her kingdom is immense, like the one of her Son and God,
from whose domain nothing is excluded.
Hence the Church calls her Queen of heavens and earth, glorious,
most dignified, Queen of the Universe, Queen of Heavens, glorious
and most dignified Queen of the world, and invites us to invoke her
day and night between the cries and tears of which this exile is
“Hail, Queen and Mother of mercy: life, sweetness, hope of ours. Her
royalty is essentially maternal, exclusively beneficial” (Pius XII,
radio broadcast in the Feast of Fatima, May 13, 1946) which also
moves the Church to pray to Her “as Queen of the Angels and of the
saints, of the patriarchs and of the prophets, of the apostles and
of the martyrs, of confessors and virgins, of all the saints”. (Ibid)
And also Queen of Peace.
These are some of the names which the secular Lauretan litanies,
which many, have prayed for centuries after the Holy Rosary in the
family, add. Pius XII, who we can say was the Pope of Mary’s
Royalty, mentioned them.
And, John Paul II, before the many evils which attack the sacred
institution of family, stated that we should go to the Virgin for
her defend it. That was the reason why he ordered the inclusion of
the name Queen of the Family in said litanies.
Mary is the Queen of the Christian family. The Virgin Mother of God
is crowned as Mother and Queen of cities and regions, in the same
way that cities and regions have consecrated themselves to her
Immaculate Heart, as an echo of her requests in Fatima: “God wants
to establish the devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I do
promise salvation to those who embrace them and their souls will be
loved by God as flowers put by me to adorn his Throne” (Words of the
Virgin in Fatima, on June 13, 1917, when she showed her Immaculate
Consecration and crowning are closely united in our spiritual life
because if we consecrate ourselves fully to Her, to her Heart, we
have proclaimed her Queen of it. The same applies to families and
homes. The crowning to which we are invited must be the fruit of our
personal and familiar consecration and it is done in order to show
an inner reality, to continuously recall consecration in a way which
helps us to live it, which is most important.
Pope Pius XII himself ask us to notice, over fifty years ago, the
importance of a consecration: “You must well consider beloved
children, the importance of this action and all its commitments.
When you put your personal and family activities under Mary’s
sponsorship, at the same time that you invoke her protection and
assistance, you promise not to do anything which may displease her
and to adjust your life to her will and her wishes. The love of a
mother is capable of getting from her children the most severe
demands in regard to their wellbeing. She does not only tolerate
that the children harm the honor of the family, but her ambition is
to see them perform brilliant actions in order to enjoy with them
their success and merits. Mary expects from you that you continue at
the present the fight between evil and good.
The first thing she asks is to stand firm in faith. You must defend
yourselves against materialism which is slowly invading society, its
institutions and activities. In many of you, said materialism is
infiltrating searching a comfortable existence, fully assured for
tomorrow, but closed to supernatural realities, to every demand of
surrendering, and unable to understand the needs, many time in
anguish, of other social classes or of other people. ¡It is to easy
to forget that the temporal wellbeing is not the main goal of human
life and that there are other richness much more precious and
lasting, such as divine charity which makes men forget to be united
to God and his works! This is the role of the Virgin: to let men see
a reflection of Heaven in the middle of all the cares which tie them
with chains to the world, and to constantly remind them that the
sorrows of this world are nothing compared to the glory which God
had prepared for his children (Rom 8,18).
Consecration to Mary sanctifies homes. ¿Who better than She can
preserve the intimacy and the fervidness of family fondness, to
raise them communicating the faithful purity and love which God
deposited in her? ¿Who would inspire mothers the necessary interest
and patience to watch over the many needs of their families, to
raise their children in piousness, to defend them from obstacles
which a pagan world continually puts before them? At home, with the
daily relationship, the image of the parents is printed. The
experience of the Christian life is transmitted therein. There a
tender and watching presence is required; that is, to put it that
way, the place of the election where the Mother of Jesus continues
with the work which was naturally Hers, the maternal care of the Son
of God, which is extended now to the members of the Church.
May Mary reign in your homes, not only because you have her statue,
but also because you frequently pray to her united, because
you search for her advices, and practice her virtues. (-Ibid-).
Some conclusive paragraphs of these teachings of Pius XII came to us,
updated, as if addressed to us and to our country. Don’t forget that
the initiative of consecrating ourselves and crowning the Virgin in
our families aims to reaffirm the national consecrations already
effected. For said reason, we would like that the crowning of the
Virgin at home shall be done in all our beloved Argentina, and more,
far beyond our borderlines:
“The Virgin’s only wish is to take men to Christ and to introduce
them in the core of the central Christian mystery: redemption. She
continuously keeps bringing the Son She gave birth in Palestine. She
wants to take us to the mystic bread, symbol of unity, peace and
everlasting heavenly joy”.
“May Jesus and Mary reign in your nation, in your homes, in the deep
of your souls. May it cause among you an increasing ardent crowd of
apostles, priests, religious and laymen. May He sustain in your
country the Christian spirit in all its generosity and an increasing
devotion towards the Virgin. And may you truly repeat the words of
the beautiful song: “Be our Queen”. (Pius XII, radiobroadcast to
Belgium, Sept. 5, 1954).
Catholic homes must ratify –and live- the vows to their Mother and
Queen, and by Her and with Her those offered to the Most Holy Sacred
Heart of his true and alive Son, beating in Divine Eucharist, and we
know well that He is the King of Hearts, as we sign in a Eucharist
God of the Hearts
and teach them your love.
Crowning Many as
Queen of the Family
This intimate action at home has two signs. The first is the
crowning of a statue of the Virgin Mary at home as Queen of the
Family (1); the second the consecration of its members to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. Therefore, the crowning of the statue of
the Virgin it is no more than a foreign sign of surrendering and of
the total consecration of our lives to the Immaculate Heart of the
Mother of God and ours.
The statue to be crowned will be the one which mostly incites the
devotion of the family. It may be of any of Her Church approved
names. Of course, when there is a statue of the Child Jesus, it will
be also crowned, before the Virgin’s. Mary’s royalty derives from
Him. In case of a painting, the crown (or crowns) may be set over it.
A small crown for a queen (2) must be prepared, preferably
handicraft, or it can be bought, or arrange one to be placed over
the Virgin’s head in a specially chosen day. It will be better in a
Feast of the Virgin or of one of the names she is known with. ( In
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crown with pearls easily ).
The crowning, like we said, will be a visible sign of the
consecration of the home, the family and all of its members, the
works, tasks, sorrows and joys of all of them to God, in the hands
and under the empire of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who, since
that day, will be Queen of the home. The whole family agrees to live
the Christian and Marian virtues, praying three hail Maries daily in
satisfaction for the attacks against the purity of Mary, praying the
rosary and participating in Mass.
Every home is summoned to this devotion and consecration to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. In a time when the family wanted by God
has suffered huge attacks and many families are broken down and
suffer, Mary comes to repair and heal, to unite and consecrate. Even
a mother living alone with her son, a single person living all alone,
or a priest in his parish, can and must crown the Virgin at home and
consecrate to Her for God. Crowning can also take place in elders’
homes, hospitals, shelters for the needy, and so forth. By
consecrating our home and family to the Virgin Mary and by
appointing her Queen, She will protect our home as her own and will
take them to Jesus.
“Reign, Mother and Lady, show us the path for sanctity, lead us, so
that we never depart from Him”.
(Pius XII, 11/1/54)
The date chosen for the crowning and consecration will be especially
remembered by the family every year with a special encounter and
praying the rosary, thus renewing our bond to the Immaculate Heart
"I have chosen and sanctified this home …
so that my name is invoked in it and to always dwell in it”
(Pius XII, 10/12/54)
Spreading the Devotion
The home of the family where Mary reigns will be transformed in an
example of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and its
members will be missionaries of Mary Immaculate Queen, trying to
communicate this devotion to others. Families that want to crown
Mary in their homes due to the advice of others may be accompanied
by them in the day of the Crowning of Mary in this new home if the
circumstances thus permit so.
If the new home does not have a statue of the Virgin to crown, it
will be nice to give them the statue of the Holy Virgin without a
crown as a gift. But it is advisable that the crown shall be done or
obtained by the new family which will be consecrated. The gift of
the statue is not absolutely necessary and assistance for making the
crown can be offered. It is important to try as much as charity
advises it, that Most Holy Mary be crowned in many homes around the
country and around the world.
Crowning and Consecration Prayer
The statue must have the light of a candle, a symbol of the presence
of Christ who promised to be with those gathered in his Name. There
must be natural flowers to honor our Queen. The proposed prayers, or
others, can be prayed. The first, individual, of St. Louis Mary of
Montfort. The one offered for the whole family is made on basis of
two prayers dictated by the Virgin Mary to Gladys Motta en St.
Nicholas of the Arroyos, Argentina. The crowning begins with the
Signal of the Cross, and praying a Creed in order to ask the Virgin
to preserve the Catholic faith in our homes and country. A song can
follow and then, silently, each one personally consecrates himself
to the Virgin according to his personal devotion. And all can recite
the prayer of St. Louis Mary and of Pope John Paul II.
I am all yours, my Queen and Mother
and everything which I have is yours.
One of the members of the family proceeds to crown the head of the
statue of Mary, saying:
¡Holy Mary, Mother of God and ours,
we crown you as Queen of our family!
Then the Consecration of the persons is carried out and they all
Family Consecration Prayer
¡Oh Mother! We wish to consecrate ourselves to You.
And therefore from this day we acknowledge you
As Queen of our family.
Virgin Mary, we consecrate our lives to You today.
We experience a constant need of your presence
in our lives. Protect us, guide us, and comfort us.
We know that our soul will rest in You
and anguish will not come to us.
Our defeat will become a victory,
our fatigue is strength in You.
May God grant us the grace of living for You,
of loving your Immaculate Heart with all our being,
and that You, our Mother,
be the one who cleanses and purifies our souls.
Beloved Mother, teach us to love Jesus.
Makes us worthy of Jesus and of You, Mother,
and that today’s consecration,
takes us closer to You and your Son.
Holy Mary, Queen of our family, ¡Pray for us!
¡Pray for the youngsters! ¡Pray for the families! Amen”.
Finally the Holy Rosary is prayed as a crown of roses to the Lord
and our Mother.
At the end, add three Hail Maries in satisfaction to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary,
a daily custom to which the family members accept, from today,
ownership of the Queen of Heaven.
If great saints such as Saint Dominic or the beatified Alano de Rupe
defeated huge heresies and converted thousand of apostates and
sinners by only preaching about the Rosary and the glories with
which God crowned the Virgin Mary, we know that now the same weapons
must be used. Besides we believe it is a practical way to consecrate
the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as She asked in Fatima,
beginning with each Christian home and family.
“Mary, Queen of the family, Seat of wisdom, Slave of the Lord,
¡Pray for us! ¡Pray for us!
¡Pray for the youngsters! ¡Pray for the families! Amen”.
(John Paul II, Rio de Janeiro, 10/4/1997)
Orden de María Reina
May 13, 2009
Day of our Lady of Fátima
In the month of Mary
(1) This is a title that was missing in the litanies and added by
John Paul II. The families needed a Queen, a strong Queen, which
would be part of a family, counselor and defender against the
declared enemy of the families, the Demon. He has the evil thought
of destroying the family. He has done enough evil but must face his
eternal rival, Most Holy Mary. We are all members of a family and we
all want families to be in love and unity. Let us invoke the Queen
of the Family.
(2) The crown must be of good taste and according to the size of the
statue. The material is not as important as the intention but it
should not be too fragile. Paper or carton is not advisable. It
could even be a crown of artificial flowers.
Querries and adhesions to
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