I am currently writing a paper on Mary's Queenship for my Mariology class (as is evidenced by my most recent posts) and I came across this great quote.
In the very first homily of St. John Damascene, he said of Mary:
"We serve thee today, O Queen. Yes, Queen I say, and I repeat it again and again. O virginal Mother of God, we cling to thee as we would to an immovable anchor, and to thee we consecrate ourselves entirely in mind and soul and body."
It's no wonder he's a saint!
I pray that all priests (and all Christians) would so honor Our Blessed Mother in the order of grace!