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Our Lady Queen of the Rosary

Our Lady Queen of the Rosary, Marian holy card collection, ML.031 Box 19, circa 1675 - 2018. Marian Library, University of Dayton Libraries, Dayton, Ohio.




A young, very beautiful 17-year-old claiming to be the Queen of the Rosary, accompanied by St. Joseph and Jesus, approached young Edson Glauber near Manaus. Perplexed, Edson inquired why the Madonna had chosen to appear as mother and son.  She explained that it was to show the love she has for her Son and the love her Son has for her. Our Lady added that she was worried for the sake of the world, that many people were submitting to evil. She then gave young Edson a mission to pray for the young, and their conversion, and for peace in the world. Apparitions like these continued happening when 22-year-old Edson returned to his hometown of Itapiranga. Edson’s mother, as well as Bishop Gritti, witnessed a handful of these apparitions. Accounts of similar style were also happening in San Nicolas Argentina, and even in Ghiaie di Bonate, Italy. In almost all her apparitions, Our Lady Queen of the Rosary introduces herself as the Queen of the Family, and greatly emphasizes the importance of prayer, Holy Mass, confession and communion.

It’s important to note that along with the apparition of Mary, St. Joseph also appears carrying the baby Jesus. During these apparitions, St. Joseph explains that God wants to give countless graces through the devotion of his Most Chaste Heart. This power was then given to Edson by the Blessed Mother and Jesus, demonstrating to him the great power and glory of St. Joseph’s Most Chaste Heart. In the apparitions St. Joseph would not shy away from current problems surrounding the world; he was wary of how sin was spreading through the hearts of mankind in people’s day-to-day lives. Further, St. Joseph added a promise that by invocation of his Holy name, demons will flee, and that in honor of his most Chaste Heart, people will be granted the grace to live with holy purity of soul, body, and strength to resist all attacks and temptations by the Devil.

Oleszkiewicz-Peralba, Małgorzata. The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe: Tradition and Transformation. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007. Print.

Santoro, Nicholas J. Mary in Our Life: Atlas of the Names and Titles of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Their Place in Marian Devotion. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2011. Print.

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