August 22: Feast of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Traditional Calendar and the Queenship of Mary, the New Calendar.
O Mary Immaculate Queen, look down upon this distressed and suffering world. Thou knowest our misery and our weakness. O Thou who art our Mother, saving us in the hour of peril, have compassion on us in these days of great and heavy trial.
Jesus has confided to thee the treasure of His Grace, and through Thee He wills to grant us pardon and mercy. In these hours of anguish, therefore, thy children come to Thee as their hope.
We recognize thy Queenship and ardently desire thy triumph. We need a Mother and a Mother’s Heart. Thou art for us the luminous dawn which dissipates our darkness and points out the way to life. In thy clemency obtain for us the courage and the confidence of which we have such need.
Most Holy and Adorable Trinity, Thou Who didst crown with glory in Heaven the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior, grant that all her children on earth may acknowledge her as their Sovereign Queen, that all hearts, homes, and nations may recognize her rights as Mother and as Queen. Amen.
MARY IMMACULATE QUEEN
Triumph and Reign!
Hymn: Ave Regina Caelorum
Hail to the Queen who reigns above,
Mother of clemency and love,
Hail, thou, our hope, life, sweetness; we
Eve’s banished children cry to thee.
We from this wretched vale of tears
Send sighs and groans unto thy ears;
Oh, then, sweet Advocate, bestow
A pitying look on us below.
After this exile, let us see
Our Blessed Jesus, born of thee.
O merciful, O pious Maid,
O gracious Mary, lend thine aid.
My Queen! my Mother! Remember thine own.
Keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession.