Queenship of Mary

painting of the Coronation of Mary by Peter Paul Rubens, c.1625Also known as

  • Nossa Senhora Rainha do Mundo
  • Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
  • Our Lady, Queen of Heaven



A Marian feast day decreed by Pope Pius XII in his encyclical Ad caeli reginam to recognize and celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of the world, of the angels, of heaven, etc. The movement to officially recognise the Queenship of Mary was initially promoted by several Catholic Mariological congresses in Lyon, France, Freiburg, Germany, and Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Pro Regalitate Mariae, an international society to promote the Queenship of Mary, was founded in Rome, Italy by noted Marioligist and writer Father Gabriel Roschini.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Queenship of Mary“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2019. Web. 8 May 2021. <>