Mystical Rose

Mystical Rose

A Marian title used in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, which was originally approved in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V.

Mary is compared to the queen of flowers because she is the queen of the saints. By many others, she is seen as the greatest of all the mystics because “she kept all of these things in her heart.”

From “The Encyclopedia of Mary” by Monica and Bill Dodds (OSV Press, 2007)