August 22 - Memorial of the Queenship of Mary - Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother of my Lord.” As in all the mysteries of Mary’s life, Mary is closely associated with Jesus: Her queenship is a share in Jesus’ kingship. We can also recall that i
The Virgin Mother feeding the Infant Jesus "Blessed the womb that bore you, O Christ; blessed the breasts that suckled you, Lord and Saviour of the World. Alleluia". – Magnifiacat antiphon for today's Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. This 16th-century fresco is from Sta Maria in Campitelli in Rome.