We know in simple, childlike faith that the Blessed Virgin Mary is, in flesh and blood, holier, more beautiful, more powerful and closer to God in divine union than all the choirs and hierarchies of angels put together. Mary is the Queen of Angels. The angels obey her slightest command with royal, angelic love. A little ruined church, belonging to the Benedictines of Subasio, about a mile from Assisi and called the Portiuncula, which Saint Francis of Assisi repaired in 1207 and which had been named for Our Lady of the Angels, gave us the first feast of Our Lady under this title. It was on the feast of Our Lady, Queen of Angels, August 2, 1492, that Christopher Columbus knowing there was a plenary indulgence granted to all who received Holy Communion on that day, went with all his crew to Mass, received Holy Communion, finished packing his boat — called the Santa Maria, the Holy Mary — and set sail for the New World. It took Columbus seventy-two days to cross the ocean. The day of his landing in America was a special feast of Our Lady, October 12, and we will speak of that day when it comes. There is a church called Our Lady of the Angels in Rome, dedicated to the Mother of God by Pope Pius IV in the year 1561. This was to secure her protection for Catholics against the horrors of the heretics that were beginning in that century.
The Virgin with Angels, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1900
From the Book of Heaven:
V2 – 8.15.99 -I (Luisa) said to Him (Jesus): ‘My sole and only treasure, You didn’t even let me watch the feast of our Queen Mother, or listen to the first canticles that the Angels and the Saints sang upon Her entrance into Paradise.’
And Jesus: “The first canticle that they sang to my Mama was the ‘Hail Mary’, because in the ‘Hail Mary’ there are the most Beautiful praises, the greatest Honors; and the joy which She felt in being made Mother of God is renewed. Therefore, let us recite it together to Honor Her, and when you yourself come to Paradise, I will let you find it as if you had recited it together with the Angels for the first time in Heaven.”
So, we recited the first part of the ‘Hail Mary’, Jesus and I together. Oh! how tender and touching it was to hail our Most Holy Mama together with Her beloved Son! Each word He said carried an immense light, in which one could comprehend many things about the Most Holy Virgin. But who can say them all? – especially because of my incapacity. Therefore I let them pass in silence.
V15 – 12.8.22 – “On the contrary, as soon as they all felt the Dominion of this excelling Virgin who, almost as their sister, never wanted to know Her own will, but only that of God, not only did they make feast, but they felt Honored to have their Queen, and they ran around Her to form Her cortege and to pay obsequies to Her – the moon, by placing itself as footstool at Her feet; the stars as crown, the sun as diadem, the Angels as servants, and men as though in waiting. Everyone – everyone paid Her Honor and rendered their obsequies to Her. There is no Honor and Glory which cannot be given to Our Will – whether acting within Us, in Its own center, or dwelling in the creature.
But do you know what was the first act that this noble Queen did when, coming out of the maternal womb, She opened Her eyes to the light of this low world? As She was born, the Angels sang lullabies to the Celestial Baby, and She remained enraptured; Her Beautiful soul went out of Her little body, accompanied by angelic cohorts, and went around Heaven and earth, gathering all the love that God had spread throughout the whole Creation;…”
V18 – 8.15.25 – (Feast of the Assumption) “Now, this creature, Queen of all, by doing the Will of the Eternal One always and in everything – even more, it can be said that Her life was Divine Will alone – opened the Heavens, bound Herself to the Eternal One, and restored in Heaven the feasts with the creature. Every act She did in the Supreme Will was a feast that She started in Heaven, it was suns that She formed to adorn this feast, it was melodies that She sent to delight the Celestial Jerusalem. So, the True cause of this feast is the Eternal Will operating and fulfilled in my Celestial Mama. It operated such prodigies in Her as to astonish Heaven and earth, chain the Eternal One with indissoluble bonds of love, and capture the Word even into Her womb. The very Angels, enraptured, repeated among themselves: ‘From where comes so much Glory, so much Honor, such greatness and prodigies never before seen, in this excelling Creature? Yet, it is from the exile that She is coming.’ Astonished, they recognized the Will of their Creator as Life operating in Her; and, trembling, they said: ‘Holy, Holy, Holy – Honor and Glory to the Will of Our Sovereign Lord. And Glory, and trice Holy – She who let this Supreme Will operate.’
V35 – 8.9.37 –“…Indeed, with my Celestial Mother, because She lived in and possessed the Life of my Divine Fiat, We love each other with One Single Love, and We love souls with a twin Love. And Our Love for Her is so great, that just as We have Our Hierarchy of Angels in Heaven, as well as the diversity of orders of the Saints, since the Celestial Empress is the Heiress of the great inheritance of Our Will, when this Kingdom is formed upon earth, the Great Lady will call Her own children to possess Her inheritance, and We will give Her the great Glory of having Her form the new Hierarchy which will be similar to the nine choirs of Angels. So, She will have the choir of Seraphim, of Cherubim and so forth, as well as the new order of the Saints who have lived within Her inheritance. After She has formed them on earth, She will take them to Heaven, surrounding Herself with the new Hierarchy, generated anew in the Divine Fiat, in Her same Love, having lived in Her inheritance.”