queen of heaven?


#1

i’ve been doing a little research on catholicism and i’ve seen a few references to mary being the queen of heaven. i was wondering if someone could tell me where this belief comes from. i was also wondering about the belief that jesus dies at every mass. i thought he only needed to die once for our sins. why is this? thanks


#2

Revelation 12:1


#3

It’s not that Jesus dies over again at every Mass - it’s that we make ourselves present again at that once-and-only death on Calvary at each Mass (a little like seeing a movie over and over - it was only filmed once but can be replayed whenever we like)


#4

i just read the revelations reference and i guess i could see where someone could see that it’s mary. my study bible (non catholic) says the woman may be “the believing messianic community”. your thoughts?


#5

Mary must be a queen because Jesus is a king. The mother of a reigning king is always the queen mother.


#6

Verses can have more then one meaning. Revelations can be both a reference to Mary and to the Christian community.


#7

OP–

Listening to these talks might help you out.

Hail Holy Queen with Scott Hahn with Mike Aquilina (click here)

And The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass and the Apocalypse with Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina (click here)

You do not have to download these… there is the LISTEN NOW option.


#8

Yep…I have heard from Catholic speakers that the women in Rev 12 is Mary and the Church.


#9

Glory to Jesus Christ.

I was going to direct you to a particular website but it appears they’re redoing the site and the articles aren’t available. Anyway, here’s a great article from EWTN on Mary, Queen of heaven. You may also find this thread helpful.

Here is an article on the Sacrifice of the Mass and here’s a Q&A on the same topic. Hopefully these can address your questions.

God bless you.


#10

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Mane Nobiscum Domine,
Ferdinand Mary


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