Meditation: Reunion at Last: Mother and Queen
The Church sees in the Woman of the Book of Revelation not only a figure of itself, but also a figure of the Queen of Heaven, Mary. Though she is persecuted in her children on earth, she is victorious through the victory of Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection. The powers of evil are driven by pride. Mary overcomes them by her humility, which reflects the One whose Sacred Heart is meek and humble.
We believe that the Sacred Heart of Jesus so loved his mother that he took her body and soul to dwell with himself in paradise. Now, there can be no further separation from her Son—no more departure of Jesus to proclaim the Good News, no more passion and death, only glorious resurrection. The time of grieving is over. All is now joy and fulfillment.
Even in paradise, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has a mission. In Jesus’name, Mary is Mother and Queen of the Church. When her children praise her, they are praising God’s gifts to her. They are praising God for his extraordinary mercy and generosity to the mother of his Son.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, always humble, refers all praise to the One who has blessed her, as she did very early in her Magnificat. He is the Alpha and the Omega and the source of every grace given to her and every other human being. Then she attends to her mission, pleading for and consoling all those who turn to her in their needs. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is attentive to each of us individually and at every moment. Our part is to be attentive to her.
Hail, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. You are full of grace. The Lord is with you as you abide near to his heart forever in paradise. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. He has chosen to take from you a human heart, his Sacred Heart, full of love for you and all humankind.
Holy Mary, offer your prayers for us sinners to and through the heart of your Son, now and at the hour of our death. Take us with you to live forever in the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, where you are forever the glorious queen filling us with your joy.