Ad Caeli Reginam (Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary ) – Pius XII, 1954

On October 11, 1954, Pope Pius XII established the feast of “Queenship of Mary (celebrated on August 22 on the liturgical calender). Mary’s queenship does have roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever (Luke 1:26-38). At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother…