From the Rector, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/23/20

A catechetical Bible study

Mary our Queen and Mother

Doctrine                                             Catechism                                       Bible ___________________________________________________________________________________________

The Father of Jesus is our Father…      CCC #’s 2780,          “Our Father                                                                          -2793             Mt 6:9-13

likewise,the Mother of Jesus is our Mother.       CCC #’s 963-970       “Behold your Mother                                                                                853-54               Jn 19-26-27

Her offspring”                                         Rev. 12:17

Jesus is a King…                     CCC #786 he will rule over the                                                                                         house of David forever” Lk 1:32

Mary is the Mother of a King. “Mother of my Lord”       

(She is therefore the Queen- Mother)                                  Lk 1:43                     

 Jesus is given a royal greeting and a crown of thorns                 Mt 27:29

Hail King of the Jews”            

Mary is given a royal greeting and a crown of 12 stars                  Lk 1:28, Rev. 12:1                                                                                                

Hail full of grace”

Meaning of the crown of 12 stars                                      Rev. 21:12, 14

Israel and the Church                                                                                                                      

Intercessory role of Mary, the Queen Mother    CCC #969    “I will speak to the king for you”

1Kings 2:18

Conclusion: The Role of the Queen Mother is to intercede for us with the King.  Mary fulfills this role by going to Jesus her Son, the King to intercede on our behalf, as she did on behalf the couple at the Wedding feast of Cana (Jn 2:1-12).

-Fr. Keller

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