Saturday, October 13
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Presenter: Fr. George Kirwin, OMI
Registration: Call 618-394-6270
2 catechist credits
Queens are not exactly in vogue these days, except for beauty queens and one or other monarch. In his presentation Fr. Kirwin will explain the relationship between Our Lady’s Assumption and her Queenly role. Interestingly enough, the feast of the Queenship of Mary was moved by the Church from May 31 to August 22, within the octave of the Assumption, in order to highlight the relationship between Mary’s Assumption and her title as Queen.
Fr. George Kirwin was ordained in 1958 in Rome. He returned to Washington, D.C. the following year and taught theology there for the next 30 years, specializing in Mariology. He served two terms as President of the Mariological Society of America. After serving in a number of ministerial roles, Fr. Kirwin has returned to Washington, D.C. where he does work for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.