The feast of the Queenship of Mary comes around once again, and with it, the 8th anniversary of the purchase of Papa Stronsay by the Transalpine Redemptorists, and of a new outpost for tradition. How many blessings have we not received from this great Queen? During how many storms has She not come to our rescue? During how many assaults from our enemies, both spiritual and temporal has She not come to our defence? What a great debt of gratitude do we not owe to this Queen of Heaven and earth? For this reason, and to secure her assistance in future trials, this day, two years ago, Papa Stronsay was solemnly consecrated and given over to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with a procession of Her statue around the Island so that it is now no lie, nor even an exaggeration to say that Our Blessed Lady is in all truth, Queen of Papa Stronsay.
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and Earth, pray for us