Mary, Queen and Queen Mother

Her Influence With Her Son


She is the fairest daughter of the Father, the mother of the Son, and the spouse of the Holy Spirit. No other human holds the relationship with the Holy Trinity, as does the Blessed Virgin. As such, no other human has the influence with the Holy Trinity, as does she.

It was the will of Almighty God that His Son take on flesh by way of a woman, and that the body of His Son be sacrificed on the cross. He chose Mary to be His mother. With her 'yes', Mary, agreed to actively co-operate with the plan of God for the salvation of man. "And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38). Immediately, the Holy Spirit came upon her, "and the Word was made flesh" (Jn 1:14).


The New Eve

From the early days of the Church, the Blessed Virgin has been called the 'New Eve'. The Fathers of the Church wrote about this with clarity. What follows are two brief excerpts from writings of St. Irenaeus and St. Justin Martyr only, which assert their conviction in Mary as the New Eve:

"...He became Man by the Virgin so that the course which was taken by disobedience in the beginning through the agency of the serpent, might be also the very course by which it would be put down. For Eve, a virgin and undefiled, conceived the word of the serpent, and bore disobedience and death. But the Virgin Mary received faith and joy when the angel Gabriel announced to her the glad tidings that the Spirit of the Lord would come upon her and the powers of the Most High would overshadow her, for which reason the Holy One being born of her is the Son of God. And she replied: 'Be it done unto me according to thy word.'" (St. Justin Martyr, A.D. 100-165; Dialogue with Trypho 100).

"Consequently, then, Mary the Virgin is found to be obedient, saying: "Behold, O Lord, your handmaid; be it done to me according to your word." Eve, however, was disobedient; and when yet a virgin, she did not obey having become disobedient, was made the cause of death for herself and for the whole human race; so also Mary, betrothed to a man but nevertheless still a virgin, being obedient, was made the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race…Thus, the knot of Eve's disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. What the virgin Eve had bound in unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosed through faith." (St. Irenaeus, 2nd Century A.D.; Against Heresies, 3,22,4).

The writings of the Fathers clearly contemplate Eve as a type, and the Blessed Virgin as the corresponding antitype (1). . .Consider the following, which are only a few of the relationships between the two in the typical sense:


Eve was created without original sin (Gn 2:22-25); while Mary was created without original sin (Lk 1:28,42)..


Eve was a virgin (Gn 2:22-25); while Mary is a virgin (Lk 1:27-34)..


Eve was tempted by a satanic serpent (Gn 3:4-6); while Mary is challenged by a satanic dragon (Rv 12:3-6,13-17).


Eve was proud (Gn 3:4-7); while Mary is humble (Lk 1:38)..


Eve was disobedient (Gn 3:4-7); while Mary was obedient (Lk 1:38)..


Death came through Eve (Gn 3:17-19); while Eternal Life Himself came through Mary (Jn 10:28)..


Eve was the mother of all the living (Gn 3:20); while Mary is the spiritual mother of all the living (Jn 19:27).


The New Ark of the Covenant

The early Fathers, Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, Andrew of Crete, and John Damascene taught clearly on Mary being full of grace (clearly, “sinless”) as declared by St. Gabriel at the Annunciation; and that she was immune to original sin. In Holy Scripture, we see great care given by both God and man with respect to the Ark of the Covenant. It had to be built to specifications (Ex 25:10-21), and be pure and sanctified to carry the written word of God. The Septuagint tells us that it was made of ‘incorruptible’ wood.  The Fathers and Doctors wrote how  purer and more incorruptible the 'New Ark of the Covenant' had to be, for she carried the Incarnate Word in her womb for nine months. The Son of God could not be born in an impure vessel. This ancient doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary was elevated to dogma by Pope Pius IX in 1854.

Consider the following in the typical sense:.

.The Ark of the Covenant which was made of incorruptible material contained: the written word of God on the tablets of the covenant; the rod of Aaron, High Priest of Israel (Ex 30:30); and the golden urn containing manna, the bread that descended from Heaven (Heb 9:4).

.The New Ark of the Covenant, which is the immaculately conceived Blessed Virgin Mary, carried within her womb, the Incarnate Word of God (Jn 1:1-14) and the New and Everlasting Covenant (Heb 13:20). Jesus is the High Priest of God (Hebrews; esp. Heb 5:5); Jesus rules the world with a rod of iron (Ps 2:9; Rv 12:5); and Jesus, in the Holy Eucharist, is the Bread of Life that descended from Heaven (Jn 6:48-51).

Lastly, we see the foreshadowing of Our Lady’s royalty (discussed below) in the gold crown that was to be placed upon the Ark of the Covenant in Ex 25:11.


Mother of the Church

The Church has always taught that it is the Mystical Body of Christ. It is comprised of the Church Militant on Earth, the Church Suffering in Purgatory, and the Church Triumphant in Heaven. In this respect St. Paul states:

"…he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all." (Eph 1:22-23)

"He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent." (Col 1:18)

The Blessed Virgin is the mother of Jesus, true God and true man (cf. Jn 1:1-14). As she is the Mother of Jesus, and the Church is the Mystical Body of Jesus, it rightfully follows that she is also the Mother of the Church. We see this clearly in the words of Jesus from the Cross, when He gave her to us as Our Mother. In the passage that follows, St. John represents the Church.

"When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!…" (Jn 19:26-27).

We find her present in the very early days of the public ministry of the new Church, when she was present in cenacle with the Apostles on Pentecost. Together with the Apostles, she received the Holy Spirit:

"…and when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers." (Acts 1:13-14)

"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4)

In paragraph 726, the Catechism of the Catholic Church discusses Mary's presence at Pentecost: "At the end of this mission of the Spirit, Mary became the Woman, the new Eve ("mother of the living"), the mother of the "whole Christ." As such, she was present with the Twelve, who "with one accord devoted themselves to prayer," at the dawn of the "end time" which the Spirit was to inaugurate on the morning of Pentecost with the manifestation of the Church."

The Catechism discusses Mary as the Mother of the Church:

"The Virgin Mary…is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer…She is 'clearly the mother of the members of Christ'…since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head." " Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church." (CCC 963)

Her role in relation to the Church and to all humanity goes still further. "In a wholly singular way she cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope, and burning charity in the Savior's work of restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is a mother to us in the order of grace." (CCC 968)

By pronouncing her "fiat" at the Annunciation and giving her consent to the Incarnation, Mary was already collaborating with the whole work her Son was to accomplish. She is mother wherever he is Savior and head of the Mystical Body. (CCC 973)

"We believe that the Holy Mother of God [cf. Lk 1:43], the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of Christ" (CCC 975)


Queen & Queen Mother

"What is it, Esther? I am your brother (2). Take courage; you shall not die, for our law applies only to the people. Come near." Then he raised the golden scepter and touched it to her neck; and he embraced her, and said, "Speak to me." And she said to him, "I saw you, my lord, like an angel of God and my heart was shaken with fear at your glory. For you are wonderful, my lord, and your countenance is full of grace." But as she was speaking, she fell fainting. And the king "[Xerxes] was agitated, and all his servants sought to comfort her. And the king said to her, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom." (Est D9-5:3)

"And on the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, "What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request? Even to the half of my kingdom, it shall be fulfilled." Then Queen Esther answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have held my peace; for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king." (Est 7:2 - 4)

King Xerxes could not refuse his queen. He granted her petition gladly without delay.

Paragraph 966 of the Catechism speaks of Mary's Queenship: "Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son's Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians…"

As was pointed out above, the relationship of the Blessed Virgin is unique. She is not only the Queen of Heaven and Earth, but the Queen Mother as well. Consider the following:

"And now I have one request to make of you; do not refuse me." She said to him, "Say on." And he said, "Pray ask King Solomon--he will not refuse you--to give me Ab'ishag the Shu'nammite as my wife." Bathshe'ba said, "Very well; I will speak for you to the king." So Bathshe'ba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adoni'jah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king's mother; and she sat on his right. Then she said, "I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me." And the king said to her, "Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you." . . (1 Kgs 2:16-20)

With the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, the Church became the New Israel of God. Upon the death of Christ, the veil in the Holy of Holies was torn, and the presence of God was transferred from the synagogue to the Church.(3) Dr. Mark Miravalle described the Blessed Mother's role as Advocate for the New Israel, this way:

"In the great Davidic kingdoms of the Old Testament, the mother of the king traditionally held the office of the "Queen Mother" (or "Gebirah" in Hebrew, literally meaning "the Great Lady", (cf. 1 Kgs 2:11,19). The principal role of the Queen Mother was to serve as advocate or intercessor on behalf of the people of Israel to her son the King.

"In the New Testament, with the announcement of the new and eternal King and Kingdom of God (cf Lk 1:32-33), so too humanity receives a New Queen Mother, as principal advocate for the people of God in presenting their needs to Jesus Christ, the King of kings. Her advocacy is clearly manifest at Cana, interceding on behalf of those without physical wine, but ultimately for the spiritual and Eucharistic wine of her Son (cf. Jn 2:1-10). At Calvary, the Crucified King presents his Mother and Queen to the world as gift to all in his Kingdom (cf. Jn 19:27). And in Revelation, the new Queen Mother in the universal and everlasting Kingdom of Christ is crowned with twelve stars (cf. Rv 12:1), as she, in battle array, continues her life and death advocacy for humanity against the spiritual warring of the Dragon-Adversary. (4)

"Mary’s doctrinal role as Advocate for the People of God constitutes something substantially more than the simple intercession participated in by all other saints. Our Lady’s role as Advocate completes what might be considered the Marian circle of mediation at the service of Christ and the human family."(5)

We see the effectiveness of her influence with her Son, in the account of the wedding feast at Cana, in which she impelled Him to begin His public ministry prematurely. When they ran out of wine, she sought the remedy that she knew that He could provide. When He quietly objected, she did what any mother would do with her Son, she pressured her Son, to acquiesce. He being the good Son, honored His mother's wishes, even though it was not His preference to do so.

"On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast." So they took it. When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, "Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now." This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him." (Jn 2:1-11)

.Mary's intercession at the wedding feast at Cana is a precursor of her heavenly intercession with her Son in heaven towards the preparation of the heavenly wedding feast of Rv 19:6-9.

In paragraph 2618, the Catechism speaks on the Intercession of Mary: "The Gospel reveals to us how Mary prays and intercedes in faith. At Cana, the mother of Jesus asks her son for the needs of a wedding feast; this is the sign of another feast - that of the wedding of the Lamb where he gives his body and blood at the request of the Church, his Bride. It is at the hour of the New Covenant, at the foot of the cross, that Mary is heard as the Woman, the new Eve, the true "Mother of all the living." (cf. Jn 2:1-12.; 90; Jn 19:25-27).

In paragraphs 969-70 it states: "This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation…Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix."

"Mary's function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin's salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it." " No creature could ever be counted along with the Incarnate Word and Redeemer; but just as the priesthood of Christ is shared in various ways both by his ministers and the faithful, and as the one goodness of God is radiated in different ways among his creatures, so also the unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this one source."

Perhaps the influence that the Blessed Virgin has with her Son is best exemplified in considering the following in the typical sense:


Xerxes, king of Persia could not refuse the petition of Esther, Queen of Persia. (Est 5:3) .


Jesus, the King of kings (Rv 17:14) can not refuse the petitions of Mary, the Queen of Heaven and Earth (Rv 12:1).


Bethsheba, the Queen Mother, presented petitions on the behalf of Israel to her son, King Solomon. Solomon could not refuse his mother. (1 Kgs 2:20)


The Blessed Virgin, the Queen Mother (Rv 12:1), presents petitions on the behalf of the New Israel (Gal 4:28; 6:14-16; 1Pt 2:9-10; Mt 21:43; CCC 877) to her Son, Jesus the King of kings (Rv 17:14). Jesus can not refuse His mother.


The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the New Ark

We see the role of Mary contemplated in both the beginning and the end, as she is the woman in both the first and last books of the Bible. In the book of Genesis there is the foretelling of her role as the New Eve and that of 'the woman clothed with the sun'.

"I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. " (Gn 3:15, St. Jerome's, Vulgate).

Since her first apparition to St. James during the 1st century A.D., she has been waging war with the ancient serpent as the Woman Clothed With the Sun (i.e. with power granted by Almighty God). As he has continued to lead man away from God, she has continued to lead man back to God. By the grace of God, she continues to appear and speak throughout the world pleading for our conversion, prayers and fasting.

We see early evidence of her influence in the spreading of Christianity throughout the New Wold. The names of Columbus' ships in 1492 were the Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina. The names form a sentence, which translated into English reads: 'St. Mary paints little woman.'.

A few years later in 1531, she made good that promise by appearing to St. Juan Diego as Our Lady of Guadalupe, and miraculously painted her image upon his tilma. As Our Lady of Guadalupe, she appeared clothed with the sun with the moon at her feet. The Spanish took the Aztec word of 'coatlaxopeuh', which is pronounced 'quatlasupe' to be the Spanish word 'guadalupe'. The Aztec word means 'The one who crushes the serpent'.

"Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail. And a great portent appeared in heaven(6) , a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery. And another portent appeared in heaven; behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his heads. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth; she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days." (Rv 11:19-12:6)

"And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child. And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert, unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth, after the woman, water, as it were a river: that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. And the earth helped the woman: and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth." (Rv 12:13-16)

The authors of the books of the Bible did not break their writings into chapters. This is a convention added by the Church centuries ago to aid in reference. Hence, we can gain greater insight as to the meaning of the word 'woman' by taking this into consideration in reading the last verse of Revelation 11 together with Revelation 12. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the 'New Ark of the Covenant' as we discussed above. The Old Testament ark of the covenant can not possibly be in Heaven, as it remains on earth hidden (cf.2 Mc 2:5). On the other hand, the New Ark of the Covenant was assumed body and soul into Heaven (cf. Ps 132:8). Therefore, the Ark of the Covenant that St. John saw in Heaven had to be the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (cf. Lk 1:43).

In furtherance of this prophecy the Mother of God has appeared with a crown of stars, and clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet in a number of her apparitions (e.g. Our Lady of Guadalupe). We have additional assurance that the above passage refers to the Blessed Virgin in that it states "she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne". Ps 2:9 confirms that the phrase, "rules with a rod of iron", refers to Jesus. Additional confirmation is provided in the verbiage, "but her child was caught up to God and to his throne". This can be no other than Jesus, the Son of God.

Lastly, note that the woman wears a crown. Queens and Queen Mothers wear crowns.

For many years Our Lady has been speaking of the need for our consecration to her Immaculate Heart. In making the consecration, we surrender everything that we are in mind, body and spirit to the care of Our Heavenly Mother. In turn she has promised to see to our needs provided that they conform to the Will of God, and to protect us from evil. Lately, we have heard her resounding plea to make such consecration to enable her to protect us from the forthcoming Great Tribulation. The citations of her pleas are many, and come from worldwide messengers from all walks of life. She has made a number of noteworthy requests through Father Stefano Gobbi. Consider the following:

#560 The Great Sign of Divine Mercy

"…For this, I invite all to consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart, and I am extending this, my request, to the most extreme limits of the earth through my Marian Movement of Priests. In this way, I am offering you a safe refuge, which the Most Holy Trinity has prepared for you, for these stormy times of the great tribulation and of the painful trial which has come for the Church and for all humanity…".

Whereas Noah's ark was the safe refuge for he and his family during God's chastisement of the flood, the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is our safe refuge during the Tribulation. The Tribulation is to last 'a week of years' (Dn 9:26-27). The last half, or roughly 3 1/2 years, represents the duration of the Great Tribulation. 'Time, times and a half', and the above mentioned 1,260 days (Rv 12:6) relate to such 3 1/2 years.

In the writing entitled: To the Refuges on Wings of Eagles, we discussed at length that the Blessed Virgin is the New Ark in the typical sense. We also spoke at length about how the refuges to be overseen by her currently exist in the countryside away from the cities (Mt 24:16). That is to say, that indeed "the woman has places in the wilderness prepared by God" (Rv12:6).

This is how she wages battle with the satanic Red Dragon, and how she crushes the head of the satanic serpent. This is how the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart will be realized.

Satan's plan is to draw the whole world into wholesale rejection of God's Holy Will. Indeed, Jesus defeated evil through His Passion and Death on the cross, but He reserved the final crushing blow for His Mother. It was God who created Lucifer, and He could have destroyed him with just a thought, but He had a different plan. To deliver the final humiliating blow, our Heavenly Father chose a meek and humble obedient virgin to crush the head of the powerful, proud and disobedient Satan. Repeatedly, Our Lady has stated that when Satan springs his plan to seize the whole world in his grasp via his Antichrist and False Prophet of Revelation, she will rescue those consecrated to her Immaculate Heart by having their guardian angels guide them to safe refuges. We will remain there protected from the Antichrist and his minions and from the wrath and chastisements of God, for the duration of the worst of the Great Tribulation.

To Fr. Gobbi she said:

#29 The Triumph of My Immaculate Heart

"…In fact at the very moment when Satan will be enthroned as lord of the world and will think himself now the sure victor, I myself will snatch the prey from his hands. In a trice he will find himself empty-handed, and in the end the victory will be exclusively my Son's and mine. This will be the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world…."

And she will have crushed his head…


Prepared with the grace of God
By Ben J. Verdina, January 2004 (edited September, 2016)


An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

I, (your name), a faithless sinner-- renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day, for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.


An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Abyss of Mercy and Source of every grace and blessing, I consecrate and unite myself to You without exception or reserve - all that I am and all that I have, both temporal and spiritual, past present and future, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your Mother.

I leave myself entirely at Your disposal with complete confidence in Your Mercy and Love and I beg You to look upon this offering of my nothingness before You and to use me for Your own glory, for the honor of Your Mother and for the salvation of souls. Help me to seek You alone in all things. Hide me in the shelter of Your Most Sacred Heart and be my only Consolation and Refuge.

Grant me the graces I need to joyfully accept Your Cross daily, to lead a holy life and to die a holy death in Your service. Help me to trust completely in Your Mercy and Love and never to fear to humbly throw myself before the infinite Ocean of mercy which is Your Most Sacred Heart, especially at those times when I may fail in my faithfulness in Your service. Through this weak and miserable instrument, may Your Mercy, Love, glory and power shine forth. Above all, set my poor heart on fire with the Flame of Love which burns in Your Most Sacred Heart, and teach me how to return love for Love. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me - for I place all my trust in You.


How To Save Your Children

During one of the cenacles which Fr. Gobbi held in the United States, he was urged by many concerned people to ask Our Lady specifically what could be done to save the youth from the seductions of the world which were leading many of them astray and causing them to leave the Church. Our Lady gave Fr. Gobbi this definite and final solution to console the parents who are so concerned about the salvation of their children:


Pray the Rosary!


Every time you pray the Rosary say: "With this Rosary I bind all my children to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.".


In doing so, Our Lady promised "to see to their souls."


Hail Holy Queen

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.



Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.



That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


The Memorare

.Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen. 





This concept is discussed by Fr. William G. Most, theologian, as follows in referring to the Typical sense:

"In this the writer uses an event, a person, or an action to foreshadow something that is to come later. The original person or thing or event is called the 'type', and the later person or thing to which it refers is called the 'antitype'. The existence of this typical sense in a given passage can be determined only through revelation, which is interpreted for us by the Church. Thus, for example, Isaac being offered in sacrifice is a type of Christ."

Also refer to: Types, Antitypes and Shadows



The Hebrew does not translate well into English. King Xerxes was neither the biological brother nor the stepbrother of Esther. He was a Persian, and she a Jew. The Hebrew term used represents a term of endearment. The closest word in English, but still inaccurate, is 'brother'. .This accounts for the so-called "brothers" of Jesus, also.



Gal 4:28; 6:14-16; 1Pt 2:9-10; Mt 21:43; CCC 877. For a detailed discussion of the Roman Catholic Church as the New Israel, read: Must the Reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem Preceed the Second Coming of Christ?



Our Mother Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate as contained in To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons and the Papal Magisterium , by Dr. Mark Miravalle, S.T.D.; published by the Marian Movement of Priests, USA. Dr. Miravalle is professor of Theology and Mariology at the Franciscan University at Stuebenville and President of Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici.



MARY Coredemptrix Mediatrix Advocate, Theological Foundations Towards a Papal Definition? © 1995 Mark I. Miravalle; NIHIL OBSTAT Father James Dunfee Censor Librorum; IMPRIMATUR Most Reverend Gilbert Sheldon Bishop of Steubenville March 7, 1995



The greek word used is ouranos, meaning ‘air, heaven, sky’.  St. John had a vision of the Blessed Mother appearing suspended in the air.



For additional information on this and related topics, we recommend you read the following writings:


Thank You For Having Responded to My Call


Ave Maria: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate


The Catechism and the "Term" Coredemptrix


Prayers of Consecration and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Heaven and Earth Are Uniting - Fr. Gobbi


The Statues of Our Lady Are Crying For Our Help


To the Refuges on Wings of Eagles


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"Since we are convinced, after long and serious reflection, that great good will accrue to the Church if this solidly established truth shines forth more clearly to all, like a luminous lamp raised aloft, by Our Apostolic authority We decree and establish the feast of Mary's Queenship, which is to be celebrated every year in the whole world on the 31st of May. We likewise ordain that on the same day the consecration of the human race to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary be renewed, cherishing the hope that through such consecration a new era may begin, joyous in Christian peace and in the triumph of religion. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Let all, therefore, try to approach with greater trust the throne of grace and mercy of our Queen and Mother, and beg for strength in adversity, light in darkness, consolation in sorrow; above all let them strive to free themselves from the slavery of sin and offer an unceasing homage, filled with filial loyalty, to their Queenly Mother. Let her churches be thronged by the faithful, her feast-days honored; may the beads of the Rosary be in the hands of all; may Christians gather, in small numbers and large, to sing her praises in churches, in homes, in hospitals, in prisons. May Mary's name be held in highest reverence, a name sweeter than honey and more precious than jewels; may none utter blasphemous words, the sign of a defiled soul, against that name graced with such dignity and revered for its motherly goodness; let no one be so bold as to speak a syllable which lacks the respect due to her name."                                   .(Entrustment of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary October 8, 2000)

Pope Pius XII, Ad Caeli Reginum


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