Today, we are commemorating another beautiful Marian feast – the Queenship of Mary.
This special Liturgical Feast was proclaimed by Pope Pius XII on October 11, 1954 through his Encyclical Letter “Ad Caeli Reginam“:
“The purpose of the Feast is that all may recognize more clearly
and venerate more devoutly the merciful and motherly sovereignty
of her who bore God in her womb”.
The original date for this feast was chosen as May 31st, but was later moved to the octave day of the feast of the Assumption, August 22nd. On the day of her Assumption, Mary our Mother was solemnly crowned by Christ and received by the whole court of Heaven as Queen. The title Queen is used to indicate the final state of the Virgin, seated beside her Son, Jesus, the King of glory. This memorial remembers the same event that is highlighted by the fifth glorious mystery of the Rosary.
To celebrate the life of our Blessed Mother, all the women in CFC FFL, including the sisters in HFL and SFL, and their friends will gather for the event “Iba’t ibang Mukha Ni Maria”. This will be on the occasion of Mama Mary’s birthday on September 8, 2012, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Henry Lee Irwin Theatre, Ateneo de Manila University. Participants are encouraged to register on or before August 26, 2012 to avail of the discounted registration fee of P75.00. For inquiries, please contact the CFC FFL Home Office at 718-2213.