Feast of Queenship of Mary Date in the current year: August 22, 2016

Feast of Queenship of Mary The Blessed Virgin Mary has many titles, given by the Church. For instance, The Roman Catholic Church gave her a title of Queen of Heaven, and Pope Pius XII established the feast of Queenship of Mary.

Queenship of Mary is one the Marian feast day in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Pius XII established her feast and pronounced it on October 11, 1954. Originally the feast was celebrated on May 31, that is the last day of the Marian month.

Initial ceremony for the feast involved crowning of the icon of the Virgin Mary in Rome. Pope Pius XII was putting the crown on the icon, that was a part of a festive procession.

Observation of the feast of Queenship of Mary was moved to August 22 by Pope Paul VI in 1969. Since then the date hasn't been changed.

The feast of Queenship of Mary is officially recognized and promoted by several Catholic Mariological congress in France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Annually the Grand Marian Procession takes place in Los Angeles, USA. This tradition has ancient roots, but it was forgotten. In 2011 it was revived to coincide with foundation day of Los Angeles (September 4), but nowadays it is organized on August 22.

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