by Rev. Francis Hoffman "Father Rocky"
Queen of Angels
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 Juniper 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.
54 Day Rosary Novena based on the titles of the Blessed Mother as found in the Litany of Loreto.
About these reflections
Pope Francis has asked us to pray for the family this year.
Would you please join me in a 54 Day Rosary Novena praying for the upcoming Synod of the Family and the Supreme Court's deliberations on marriage so that God may be glorified and children protected?
We will start May 8.
You can pray the 54 Day Rosary Novena however you wish: alone, in a group, with your family. On a plane, in a train, in the car. You can do the regular, extra, or super-duper. The "super-duper" means praying all 20 mysteries of the rosary daily: Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, and Luminous.
Don't worry! There's no such thing as a bad rosary, no matter how distracted you might be or how chaotic life is. If you can't pray the rosary one day, you can get back on track the next day. The point is 'the rosary is powerful.' Very powerful. My father prayed it every day and managed to survive four years in the army in the South Pacific during WWII.
Each day I will post a short reflection on the many titles of the Blessed Mother from the Litany of Our Lady (Loreto) on my Facebook page.