THE CORONATION OF OUR LADY (St. Josemaria)
“You are all fair, and without blemish. You are a garden enclosed, my sister, my Bride, an enclosed garden, a sealed fountain. Veni: coronaberis. Come: you shall be crowned” (Song of Songs 4:7, 12 and 8).
If you and I had had been able, we too would have made her Queen and Lady of all creation.
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman with a crown of twelve stars upon her head, adorned with the sun and the moon at her feet (Apoc 12:1). Mary, Virgin without stain, has made up for the fall of Eve: and she has crushed the head of hell’s serpent with her immaculate heel. Daughter of God, Mother of God, Spouse of God.
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit crown her as the rightful Empress of the Universe.
And the Angels pay her homage as her subjects… and the patriarchs and prophets and apostles… and the martyrs and confessors and virgins and all the saints… and all sinners and you and I.
O God, who made the Mother of your Son to be our Mother and our Queen, graciously grant that, sustained by her intercession, we may attain in the heavenly Kingdom the glory promised to your children.