Marian Devotion (Day 29)
May 29, 2024
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 29
A reading from the second letter to Timothy (2:8-13)

Remember the gospel that I preach: Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, was raised from the dead. It is because of this that I have endured great suffering, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

 This saying can be trusted:

If we have died with him,
    we shall also live with him.
 If we endure,
    we shall also reign with him.
If we deny him,
    he will also deny us.
 If we are unfaithful,
    he will remain faithful,
    for he cannot deny himself.

A reading from the encyclical Ad caeli reginam of Ven. Pope Pius XII

Let all try to approach with greater trust the throne of grace and mercy of our Queen and Mother, and beg for strength in adversity, light in darkness, consolation in sorrow; above all let them strive to free themselves from the slavery of sin and offer an unceasing homage, filled with filial loyalty, to their Queenly Mother. Let her churches be thronged by the faithful, her feast-days honored; may the beads of the Rosary be in the hands of all; may Christians gather, in small numbers and large, to sing her praises in churches, in homes, in hospitals, in prisons. May Mary's name be held in highest reverence, a name sweeter than honey and more precious than jewels; may none utter blasphemous words, the sign of a defiled soul, against that name graced with such dignity and revered for its motherly goodness; let no one be so bold as to speak a syllable which lacks the respect due to her name.

All, according to their state, should strive to bring alive the wondrous virtues of our heavenly Queen and most loving Mother through constant effort of mind and manner. Thus will it come about that all Christians, in honoring and imitating their sublime Queen and Mother, will realize they are truly brothers, and with all envy and avarice thrust aside, will promote love among classes, respect the rights of the weak, cherish peace. No one should think himself a son of Mary, worthy of being received under her powerful protection, unless, like her, he is just, gentle and pure, and shows a sincere desire for true brotherhood, not harming or injuring but rather helping and comforting others.

In some countries of the world there are people who are unjustly persecuted for professing their Christian faith and who are deprived of their divine and human rights to freedom; up till now reasonable demands and repeated protests have availed nothing to remove these evils. May the powerful Queen of creation, whose radiant glance banishes storms and tempests and brings back cloudless skies, look upon these her innocent and tormented children with eyes of mercy; may the Virgin, who is able to subdue violence beneath her foot, grant to them that they may soon enjoy the rightful freedom to practice their religion openly, so that, while serving the cause of the Gospel, they may also contribute to the strength and progress of nations by their harmonious cooperation, by the practice of extraordinary virtues which are a glowing example in the midst of bitter trials.

Musical Selection (Archangel Voices)

All of creation rejoices in thee: O full of

grace: the assembly of angels, and the race

of men, O sanctified temple and spiritual

paradise, the glory of virgins, from whom

God was incarnate and became a child, our

God before the ages. He made thy body

into a throne, and thy womb He made more

spacious than the heavens! All of creation

rejoices in thee: O full of grace. Glory to thee,

glory to thee, glory to thee.


O God, who made the Mother of your Son
to be our Mother and our Queen,
graciously grant that, sustained by her intercession,
we may attain in the heavenly Kingdom
the glory promised to your children.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Queen of Creation)