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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

 Sister Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, has a lovely reflection on the Feast of the Assumption in Living This Day, for the nineteenth week in ordinary time entitled "There She Goes for All of Us".  Although the Assumption of Mary was only defined as a dogma of the Catholic Church in 1950, "devoted speculation in the early Christian centuries concluded that God carefully prepared the Mother of Jesus and would not have left he in the common human lot of mortality and physical corruption, having to wait with the rest of us for deliverance from death. Instead, she joins the few illustrious one who are not made to wait."

I love the fact that Mary is in heaven, body and soul. 

The Preface for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary says"

"For today the Virgin Mother of God was assumed into heaven as the beginning and image of your Church's coming to perfection and a sign of sure hope and comfort to your pilgrim people; rightly you would not allow her to see the corruption of the tomb since from her own body she marvelously brought forth your incarnate Son, the Author of all life."

Let us thank and praise Mary and, as they do in some countries, give her the key to our home and our hearts.

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