Laudato Si 241: Queen of all Creation

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Mary is not only queen in heaven, but in the universe:

241. Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain for this wounded world. Just as her pierced heart mourned the death of Jesus, so now she grieves for the sufferings of the crucified poor and for the creatures of this world laid waste by human power. Completely transfigured, she now lives with Jesus, and all creatures sing of her fairness. She is the Woman, “clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Rev 12:1). Carried up into heaven, she is the Mother and Queen of all creation. In her glorified body, together with the Risen Christ, part of creation has reached the fullness of its beauty. She treasures the entire life of Jesus in her heart (cf. Lk 2:19,51), and now understands the meaning of all things. Hence, we can ask her to enable us to look at this world with eyes of wisdom.

As queen, it is proper to seek her intercession to assist us and our virtuous impulses to save the environment.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to Laudato Si 241: Queen of all Creation

  1. Liam says:

    A further eschatological thought: Mary is the model and promise of the invitation offered by God to believers – not merely a restoration of pre-Lapsarian Original Goodness but, through the Paschal Mystery, of glorification/divinization/theosis.

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