Remembering Our Anglican Queen
En Español | In Spanish
The day that our
Queen Mum died was a day we all dreaded would
come like it did on March 30th, 2oo2. But
our sorrow should not
be for her death, but rather our gladness that we as a
knew her so well and that she knew us so well, too. Close to 102
coming August 4th -- our beloved Queen Mum will not be forgotten
now nor in the history of our nation. With the deaths of Diana
Margret Rose, we must remember that our Queen Mum endured
passing of so many in her own long lifetime. Her most recent
the death of her own daughter Margret Rose must have been truly
stating for her of all the deaths she has known of others, with
exception of her beloved husband King George
Thus, her own
passing now brings final rest to her that she surely deserves
after a life of over one
century. While I never saw or met her personally,
I considered Queen Mum to be part of my
life. She was like an old friend
of yesteryears at my own age of 58. I
remember first seeing her on telly, I
think, at the time of the 1953 Coronation
of her princess daughter Elizabeth.
I remember that day so well, because it
was such a jolly nice day for me and
everyone. And, everybody at Wolverhampton
Road seemed so very tickled-pink
over the young Queen's coronation. I was
just a little grubby and a cheeky,
even rough, Staffordshire boy of
nine years of age back then.
Who would have
ever thought then that I would now be memorializing our
Queen Mum's death at
the dawn of 50 years later from far away America?
Certainly, least of all me!
I am, after all, just a lowly lettered lad of poor
Midlands stock. Yet Queen
Mum, over all those years and from those now
far away times, has but steadily grown in
my heart. She represented for me,
and perhaps for many like me, the
Historic England that I once knew that has
now long since disappeared to the modern
digital age of the internetization
of our world. Such is now the case, but
the pure power of bittersweet
sentimentality still overpowers me
whenever I think of England and our
dear Queen Mum. I will remember her
especially well for all of what
she once truly represented to me and to
those of her countless and
avid admirers from the Old and New
World. Her royal biography
has now forever ended at the day's close
of the regal and
glittering long life of our Dowager Queen
The passing of our
beloved Queen Mum now marks the close of the English
20th century, completely for
me. How glad I am that I have lived to see the
life of Queen Mum and to have known of
her decency and courage that
has been the essence of our true British
character and breeding -- no
matter whether we are of high or humble
stock by our own birthright.
Thank you Queen
Mum for having been so British and having held the
British Throne with that
Anglican grace and dignity all of your very own.
I mourn quiet at your passing, but
rejoice that you came our way and tarried
with us for a long while to make all
England so proud! Bless you, my dear!
And, so go and rest now with us
forevermore at England's green and
pleasant land. The royal crown speaks of
you like the goodly Queen
you have been. Bravo, Your
The partial text of Father Monty's
appeared on Britain's ANANOVA World News and at
Canada's CBC Television Royal Memorial
The Father Monty Foundation
Taken at age 65 in 1965.
Draped in her personal royal standard, the Queen
Mother's coffin was
taken from the Royal
Chapel of All Saints at Windsor to the Queen's
Chapel at St James's Palace in the heart of the English
Statement from the Archbishop of
The Most Rev'd & Rt.
Honourable +George Carey, on the
Death of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
The Archbishop of Canterbury expressed
sorrow and a sense of
profound loss following the death of Her Majesty the Queen
Speaking on Saturday evening in Canterbury he paid this
all the poorer because this gracious lady has been taken from us.
Her unfailing dignity, devotion to duty
and charm have been a precious part
of our national life for as long as most of us can remember. She was
loved by people of
all ages; whilst older people will remember best the
courage which she and King George VI showed during
has taken her to their hearts."
"She had a deep and sustaining faith and lived her
life in the sure and
hope of the resurrection to eternal life; a resurrection which we
celebrate at this Eastertide. Christian
love shone through her character."
"Even as we mourn her passing, we commend
her confidently to God's
keeping and give thanks to him for the very special contribution
made to the life of the
nation and around the world."
"We pray that God will comfort Her Majesty the
and the rest of the
royal family in their bereavement"
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Por Padre Monty
En Español | In
Anglican Order of Service for the
Our Queen Mother
April 9th, 2oo2, at 11.30AM,
Westminster Abbey, England
Funeral Traditions | Sacred Mysteries
revel in their own capacity for mourning
By Julia Stuart
Liza Minelli, 56, the
daughter of the late Judy Garland, paid her
opening night tribute to the Queen Mother at
where Liza began her first European tour in many
years. She sang Dame Vera Lynn's
song "I'll Be Seeing You,"
which was a favorite of Queen Mum's. There were numerous
standing ovations throughout the evening,
Liza Minelli has previously performed for the late
Queen Mum and the British Royal Family like did
own dear mother Judy
Garland, who died in1969.