Today, K. V. Turley tells us about the role of the Mother of God in the downfall of Communism.
‘Our Lady is more Mother than Queen.’
– St. Therese of Lisieux
But she is Queen nonetheless.
Her very name tells us that. St. Jerome makes the following statement while offering various interpretations of Mary’s name: ‘We should realize that Mary means Lady in the Syrian Language.’ St. Chrysologus states more explicitly: ‘The Hebrew word Marymeans Domina. The Angel therefore addresses her as “Lady” to preclude all servile fear in the Lord’s Mother’: the Archangel Gabriel’s heavenly voice, then, is the first to proclaim Mary’s royal office.