Day 42: Queen of Angels, Pray for Us!

Now begins the final section of the Litany, the ‘Queen series’, with thirteen titles. The first eight describe saints in heaven and seem to be listed in chronological order: Angels were created first, then patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors, virgins, and all saints. This title “Queen of Angels” reminds me of a little pueblo founded during the lifetime of a remarkable saintly man: a brilliant scholar, linguist, and missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra. During his travels up and down the coast of California, he could not ride a horse because of his crippled leg; instead, he just hobbled along. Little did he know that the pueblo where he administered the sacraments, Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles, would one day be known simply as Los Angeles, the largest archdiocese in the USA. When you pray to the Queen of Angels, remember the Church in Los Angeles.

Queen of Angels, pray for the Church and the nation.

On Mondays we pray the Joyful Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.