Happy Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady!

August 15, 2019

The Assumption of the Virgin, Francesco Botticini

A happy and most glorious feast of the Assumption of Our Lady! Our Lord, Who preserved His Mother immaculate from sin from the first moment of her conception, would not allow her to suffer bodily corruption but brought her to Heaven, body and soul, to join Him there. Our Lord’s Ascension and Our Lady’s Assumption are a beautiful reflection on our own humanity and its destiny. Our Lord, the God-Man, and Our Lady, the new Eve and the pride of our race, both reign in their glorified bodies in Heaven, a reminder that our humanity in its entirety, body and soul, will join them someday if we follow in their footsteps.

Don’t forget that today is a Holy Day of Obligation, so check with your local parish to find out the Mass times for today.

Almighty everlasting God, Who hast taken body and soul into Heaven the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Thy Son: grant, we beseech Thee, that by steadfastly keeping Heaven as our goal we may be counted worthy to join her in glory. 

– the Collect for today