Happy Feast of the Queenship of Our Lady!

Happy Feast of the Queenship of Our Lady!

Editor writes… 

I was delighted to read the following comment over at the YouTube channel – because, I, too, attended the Convent of Mercy secondary school in Garnethill…

We sang this Hymn every day in May at Garnethill Convent (Glasgow) and wore blue ribbons with a Medal of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Beautiful Hymn and lovely memories.

Usual Feast day invitation to discuss relevant issues (e.g. why are the May hymns dying out – this year, although I heard a couple of hymns to Our Lady, I didn’t hear even ONE of the lovely May hymns; I wonder why they are not more popular…) and feel free to post, also, your own favourite hymns to Our Lady (especially May hymns, since this is the final day of the month of Mary) and special prayers and stories of graces/miracles.  And of course, jokes of the good clean fun variety.  Enjoy!

Happy Feast everyone!

Comments (12)

  • Catherine

    Happy Feast day to everyone.

    May 31, 2022 at 7:28 am
  • Fidelis

    I love that hymn, Bring Flowers of the Rarest – it’s just beautiful. Great start to my day!

    Happy Feast day to everyone at CTS.

    May 31, 2022 at 9:28 am
  • Laura

    I love “Bring Flowers” as well, and I love this one, The Sun is Shining Brightly. I found this sung at the end of Mass this year, 1st May, at the end of a novus ordo – I couldn’t find one sung at a TLM, sorry! As usual, the priest stands for the first one or two verses then leaves. They don’t wait until the end, but that’s OK – I suppose it would then be a rush to get out of the church with no music.

    A very happy Feast to one and all!

    May 31, 2022 at 9:43 am
    • editor


      That’s another of my favourite May hymns. Thank you for posting.

      May 31, 2022 at 11:29 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    I like this hymn I’ll sing a Hymn to Mary, and true hymns sung in honour do seem to be dying out. It gives the impression that Our Lady has gone out of fashion, in the world today.

    Happy Feast Day everyone.

    May 31, 2022 at 10:11 am
    • editor

      Thanks Theresa Rose – another of my all time favourite hymns to Our Lady.

      May 31, 2022 at 11:31 pm
  • westminsterfly

    Apparently there is a worldwide Papal Rosary at 5pm today, with a link up to all the Marian shrines. I think I read EWTN are televising it. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-05/pope-francis-to-lead-rosary-for-peace-at-santa-maria-maggiore.html

    May 31, 2022 at 12:26 pm
  • westminsterfly

    The link I put above says 6pm but that is Rome time. In UK it will be 5pm.

    May 31, 2022 at 12:29 pm
    • editor


      I was pleasantly surprised to read about this “Papal Rosary” – and then clicked on your link to read that the intention if peace in the Ukraine/end to wars… An end to world apostasy would have been more beneficial but I suppose our Politician Pope knows best…

      Wake me up when it’s all over!

      May 31, 2022 at 11:43 pm
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear friends

    Happy Feast Day everyone!

    I love those Marian hymns they always speak to the depths of one’s soul. I rarely manage to get through singing them as my eyes always well up with tears of joy.

    Ave Maria

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    May 31, 2022 at 4:56 pm
    • Nicky


      I’m the same. It’s singing those beautiful hymns that builds the devotional life of the soul. We are denied so much of it these days, even in traditional chapels. They don’t seem to understand the importance of it.

      Happy Feast to everyone!

      May 31, 2022 at 10:38 pm
    • editor

      Michael (and Nicky),

      You touch on something very important indeed, which has been largely lost and ignored even by priests, for many years now.

      I’ve met laity who are in my own age group, and we grew up with these lovely hymns, routinely sung at the end of Mass (and Benediction, as well), yet who now appear wholly indifferent to the old traditional hymns – they shrug their shoulders and if they say anything at all, it’s to the effect that, well, we’ve got the Mass, the rest is froth. But it’s not.

      Devotions such as – I would say especially the beautiful hymns to Our Lady and to the Sacred Heart, touch our souls and soften our hearts. That is grace at work. Conversely, there’s a certain tangible hardness of heart which I have witnessed/experienced in people who are quite indifferent to such devotions

      In short, the devotional life is crucial to our spiritual well-being and growth. I speak about this at every opportunity to parents of young children, and in my own circle we sing the old hymns often, whether in the car on the way back from Mass or at home, on various occasions. It’s crucial that the next generation do not lose out in benefiting from these wonderful devotions.

      So, thank you for highlighting this important part of our Catholic life.

      And thanks to everyone who contributed to this Feast Day thread today. I’ll now close the thread to comments.

      May 31, 2022 at 11:39 pm

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