After the Assumption of Mary, body and soul, the Virgin was crowned as Queen of Heaven. The Blessed Virgin Mary has been depicted as Queen through Christian prayer and art down the ages, including the famous Marian antiphon Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen). Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of the Queenship of Mary in his encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam in 1954.
Fr. Anthony Casamento
Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.