“Great as no goddess’s Was deemèd, dreamèd”
Today is, in the older Roman calendar, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. In the Novus Ordo calendar, this Feast was transferred to mere Memorial status on 22 August. In the Novus Ordo calendar, 31 May is the Feast of the Visitation.
Pius XII wrote of Our Blessed Mother:
“Let all Christians, therefore, glory in being subjects of the Virgin Mother of God, who, while wielding royal power, is on fire with a mother’s love.”
Pius, in his 1954 encyclical Letter Ad caeli Reginam, proclaimed the Queenship of Mary and established her Feast. He included in his encyclical many patristic references, amongst which