October 29-November 4, 2001
volume 12, no. 154

The Symbol of the Crown in the Reign of Mary    

    October, like May, is the month devoted to Mary Most Holy, the Mother of God - Theotokos. October was chosen by the Church to commemorate the miraculous intervention of Our Lady in the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Terrified upon seeing her appear in the sky, the Muslims fled the seas, which gave the victory to the Catholic Navy. She appeared, holding the Child, wearing the garments of a Queen and carrying a scepter, as she is described in the Apocalypse. The statue representing this apparition is the one known as either Our Lady of Victory or Our Lady Help of Christians - Auxilium Christianorum. Pope Saint Pius V, in gratitude for her Heavenly help, dedicated October to Mary and to the Rosary.

    Symbols play an important role in the traditions of our Faith and the symbols attributed to the Blessed Mother are particularly important. Mary is the Regina Coeli - Queen of Heaven and she is the "woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars" (Apocalypse 12: 1) The crown is, then one of the symbols of Mary.

    The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ over the earth, both in the spiritual and temporal orders, was installed when all the nations of the West recognized Him as King and Lord. This took place in the Middle Ages with the blossoming of Christendom. The forces of evil - the demon and his followers - strove to destroy this splendid order of things. It is this effort of the evil that we call the Revolution.

    The first stages of the Revolution were marked by Humanism and the Renaissance, then by the Protestant Pseudo-Reform, the French Revolution, the Communist Revolution and more recently, by the revolution in customs which have as point of reference the student revolt in the Sorbonne in May of 1968. After these various assaults against Christendom, little remained of the old order of medieval things.

    Here, however, we are dealing with restoration. To restore in this context means to carry out the Counter-Revolution. And the Counter-Revolution can be understood as the order counter-attacking the disorder, the good counter-attacking the evil.

    For Catholics to destroy the Revolution, it is necessary to know it, to study it, to analyze its weak points and to take the necessary measures to attack it with the strategy proper to the sons of light. For this, it is necessary to be organized and to plan the counter-offensive. This is absolutely indispensable.

    However, it is not possible to vanquish the demon and his followers without a devotion to our Heavenly Queen that is proportionate to the hatred that the enemies of the Church have for Her and for Our Lord. A love that does not translate into a hatred for the evil is a sentimental love that debilitates and prepares for the defeat. For this reason, St. Louis Grignon de Montfort explains all of History as an unrelenting fight between the race of the serpent and the race of the Virgin. It is the great reality that we have before us.

    After the destruction of the Revolution, there will be the installation of the Reign of Mary. However, for the victory of the Counter-Revolution to be complete, it is necessary for something even more splendid than the reality of medieval Christendom to be established throughout the entire world. It will be something more splendid than the Reign of Christ in Christendom; it will be the Reign of Christ through Mary.

    The establishment of the Reign of Mary will be the world's official acknowledgment of Our Lady as Queen of the spiritual order and Queen of the temporal order. I imagine an Ecumenical Council in which the Pope, together with representatives of the temporal order, make a solemn coronation of Mary Most Holy. This act, in my opinion, would symbolize the victory of Our Lady over the devil and his followers, as the fulfillment of the sentence of God against the serpent: "I will place enmities between you and the Woman, between your descendents and Hers … and She will smash your head."

    Then the promise of Fatima will be fulfilled and Mary's Immaculate Heart will have triumphed and it will be a fitting regal curtain call for the most beautiful, pure and holy person God ever created. Then, and only then will the Revolution be no more.

Atila Sinke Guimarăes

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October 29-November 4, 2001
volume 12, no. 154
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