Today, as we mark the Octave day of the Assumption, we commemorate Mary's coronation as Queen of Heaven. In doing so, we share a few thoughts from our late (and great) Pope John Paul II:
"In Mary shines forth God's sublime and surprising tenderness for the entire human race; in her, humanity regains its former beauty and the divine plan is revealed to be stronger than evil, capable of offering ever new possibilities of life and salvation. What great horizons are opened by this mystery! To the women of our time, who search -- sometimes intensely -- for their authentic dignity, she who is 'all beautiful' shows the great possibilities of the feminine genius when it is imbued with grace."