The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin
#1
Hey, I'm doing an assignment for my catechism class.

Since this is currently the month of the Most Holy Rosary my teacher gave us an assignment over the rosary. We are to pick a mystery and have a presentation over it discussing it and maybe even show some art.

I picked the Coranation. I would like some tradital teachings on it, I would like to know when the feast day of the Coranation began, what are the traditions that sourround the day and the theology around it. Thank you. :]
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#2
Lol
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#3
Here's a tidbit:

http://www.catholic-forum.com/themes/cor...f_mary.htm

Lots of art depicting it. 

http://www.google.com/images?q=coronation%20of%20mary&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7DKUS&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
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#4
I never understood why the Queenship of Mary was moved from May to August I always thought it was because of the liberals in the church wanted to do away with may crownings and Mary being queen of the May, but it makes more sense for it to be in the octave of the assumption


:D learned something new, thank you.
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#5
Here's some commentary from my grandmother's old prayer book and missal, dated 1957.

The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven came as a logical climax to her career as the mother of the Redeemer.

The purpose of the redemption was to give mankind a second opportunity to spend eternity in Heaven.

Adam had squandered the first opportunity, and he had lost it for the whole human race.

After the redemption through Jesus Christ each human being would be personally and solely responsible whether or not he would dwell in Heaven.

It is fitting that the woman who brought the Redeemer into this world should be the hostess, as it were, to welcome all those good, noble souls that her Son has enabled to find their way into Heaven.

Mary is Queen of Heaven because she faithfully fulfilled the task that God presented. She did not select her surpassingly imposing career any more than any other human being can decide what God wants him to do. However, she did elect to serve God without stint in the place he appointed. She would have discharged the career of any other human being with equal devotion and fidelity.


http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/mo...ior17a.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/mo...ior17b.htm
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#6
The Litany of Loretto recognized Mary's queen-ship much before venerable Pius XII declared the festivity.

Here is the litany: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arc...retto.html

and here is the article in the Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09287a.htm
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