About Mary, Queen of the Apostles Image

The title of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, is an ancient title of Our Lady in the Church. It recognizes the queenship that Jesus gave to her over the Apostles, known from private revelation, from the Church’s teachings, and from Scripture.

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Who is Mary Queen of the Apostles?

Mary was given her mission as Queen of Apostles in the Cenacle with the Apostles, as they awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Private revelation (for example, Mary of Agreda) tells us that she instructed the Apostles in prayer and in the deep mysteries of the Faith, obtaining many graces for them.

Pope Leo XIII (in Adiutricem Populi) said of Mary in the Cenacle:

With wonderful care she nurtured the first Christians by her holy example, her authoritative counsel, her sweet consolation, her fruitful prayers. She was, in very truth, the Mother of the Church, the Teacher and Queen of the Apostles, to whom, besides, she confided no small part of the divine mysteries which she kept in her heart.

This title of Our Lady appears in the oldest forms of the Litany of Loreto and many religious Congregrations include this it within their names and devotions, including the Salvatorians, Claretians, Pallottines, Missionaries of Steyl, and Paulines.

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles in Gower, Missouri and now spreading elsewhere have also brought this ancient title of Mary to our present time.