This is so precious!
Fr. Goyo Hildalgo, an associate pastor at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, tweeted a story about a mother and her 5-year-old daughter who approached him after Mass.
Here’s the story:
The text says, “After Mass, a mom came to the sacristy with her five-year-old daughter. / Mom: ‘Ask Father.’ / 5 year-old: ‘is it true Mary is the Queen of the world?’ / Me: ‘Yes’ / 5: ‘And (looking at her mom with a smile) she is my mom too?’ / Me: ‘OH YES’ / 5: *jumping* “then it is true. I am a princess.’ / #QueenshipofMary”
The tweet has received an overwhelming response–rightfully so!
Another user responded, “Well I keep telling my husband I’m a princess, so now I have proof.”
This user also tweeted, “We are all royalty because of her status as Queen and ours as her children. Actually, when we were baptized and the priest was rubbing holy oil on us he said, ‘I anoint you as Priest, Prophet and King.’ I just then got an UPGRADE!”
Since we are all daughters and sons of the Mary, the Queen of Heaven, every person is a prince or princess! If everyone thought of themselves in this way, or if we each treated one another as royalty, what a different world it would be!
As St. Francis de Sales said, “Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”