Our Lady Chooses Her Feast Day

Our Lady Chooses Her Feast Day

Our Lady was asked when She would like the Feast of the Queen of Peace to be celebrated. She smiled and said:

“I would prefer that it take place June 25th. The faithful have come for the first time on that day, on the hill.”

The titles of Our Lady in Her various apparition sites throughout time and throughout the world are always significant and speak of Our Lady’s mission in that time period. In Medjugorje, Our Lady established Her feast day, Queen of Peace, on June 25, the anniversary of the beginning of the apparitions in Medjugorje. Yet, the Church preceded Her in making way for this feast day. On May 5, 1917, eight days before the apparitions of Our Lady began in Fatima, Pope Benedict XV made an addition to the Litany of Loreto in which Our Lady is honored in all her various titles. He added, “Queen of Peace, pray for us,” to the Litany. Our Lady said in the message today that She preferred the feast day of the Queen of Peace to fall on June 25th because it was the first time that the faithful had come to gather with Her. As the Queen of Peace, it was not only a joy for Her to gather with Her subjects for the first time, but also She could foresee the time of peace coming in the future through their collaboration with Her. Our Lady always expressed Her joy when the faithful would meet with Her on Apparition Mountain. Later, once the news of Medjugorje had spread throughout the world and tens of thousands of pilgrims would gather on Apparition Mountain for Her apparitions, She often said:

“I am happy that you have gathered in such large numbers.”

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