• 23 May 20

May 23 - “Mary, Queen of the Saints” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS.

When Pope Pius VII was a prisoner in France, he made a vow that if he were delivered, he would place a crown of gold on the statue of Our Lady of Loreto. He was freed, and fulfilled his vow with great solemnity on May 13, 1814. He saluted Mary as "Queen of All Saints."