Today is the capstone feast of Mary’s Month, and thus eliminated, of course, from this month in the novus ordo calendar. The traditional Feast of the Visitation (July 2) is placed today to cover the tracks of “de-throning” Our Lady. The Feast of her Queenship was moved to August 22 in the n.o. and displaces the Feast of Mary’s Immaculate Heart, which was relegated to an optional memorial in June. Curious, that.

On this Memorial Day, ask yourself while remembering the brave sacrifices of so many, “Has there ever been a country under the patronage of Our Lady that needed to rush to her feet and beg her to save us from our own evil ways?”

O August Queen of Heaven, pray for us!