Last Friday we celebrated the Queenship of Mary. So after Holy Mass in which the homily was preached on the 4-fold reasons for Mary’s Queenship as explained by Pope Pius XII we met to make a simple candle craft and to crown Our Lady’s Statue with a crown of fresh flowers after a procession with Hymns in her honour.
In his 1954 encyclical Ad caeli reginam (“To the Queen of Heaven”), Pius XII points out that Mary deserves the title because she is Mother of God, because she is closely associated as the New Eve with Jesus’ redemptive work, because of her preeminent perfection and because of her intercessory power. Ad caeli reginam states that the main principle on which the royal dignity of Mary rests is her Divine Motherhood. … So with complete justice St. John Damascene could write: “When she became Mother of the Creator, she truly became Queen of every creature.”.
Instant Candles were made using the template in the Seton Art 1 For Young Catholics book and the paraffin wax beads and wicks and bases which are not easy to find were purchased from the Australian Wax Company in Sth Oakleigh, Melbourne