Day 48: Queen of Virgins, Pray for Us!

Queen of Virgins

From the Book of Revelation we read, “They are Virgins and these are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes” (Revelation 14:4). In the first Eucharistic prayer at Mass, also known as the Roman Canon, we remember Saints Cecelia, Agatha, Lucy, Anastasia and Agnes.  Perhaps one day we will also remember Blessed Anna Kolesarova.  They were all virgin martyrs.  So was 12 year old St. Maria Goretti who declared, “No! It’s a sin!”, to her attacker.  She died from the stabbing wounds a few days later, but not before she had forgiven her assailant.  She was only twelve years old, but Saint Maria was determined not to give in.  I admire her strength.  I also admire the strength of Our Lady at the foot of the cross, and St. John at the foot of the cross.  Clearly, there is strength in virginity.

Queen of Martyrs, pray for the needs of the Church and the nation.

On Sundays we pray the Glorious 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.