24th November – Memorial of Vietnamese Martyrs Ss Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

Yesterday we celebrated the solemnity of Christ the King. What role does the King’s mother (Our Lady) have in his redemptive mission? Something of Mary’s role is indicated in the Old Testament’s witness about the intercessionary power of the Queen Mother with the King as given in 1 Kings 2:19-20.

When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand.  “I have one small request to make of you,” she said. “Do not refuse me.” The king replied, “Make it, my mother; I will not refuse you.”

Another indication of Mary’s role in redemption is Queen Esther’s intercession that saved the Jewish People from annihilation (Book of Esther). This happened on the 13th day of the month. It is more than a coincidence that Our Lady’s visitation to the children of Fatima also happened on the 13th day of the months of May – October. (Furthermore St John Paul’s life was saved from certain death by the providential deflection of the assassin’s bullet on the 13th May, 1981.)

To finish off what I have to say about Fatima, here is another excerpt from the CTS booklet: MESSAGE OF FATIMA.

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