Day 49: Queen of All Saints, Pray for Us!

 

How many saints are there in heaven? I don’t know, but I hope a lot. And Mary is Queen of all of them. She is the greatest of all the saints. There’s a parish in my neighborhood called Queen of All Saints, and it’s famous for its lovely Gothic-style basilica and vibrant parish community. But I must admit it’s shocking and amusing to read in the newspaper headlines like, “Queen of All Saints demolishes Our Lady of the Woods.” How can that be? Well, usually those headlines are on the sports page and report on the adventures of the basketball or football team from the parishes.

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But have you ever noticed how many places and parishes are named after the Blessed Mother? In my hometown alone you will find Santa Maria del Popolo, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Marytown, St. Mary’s Road, St. Mary of the Annuncation, and in the towns next door, St. Mary of Vernon and St. Mary’s in Lake Forest. It’s not that Catholics lack imagination. On the contrary.

Queen of All Saints, 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.