Today we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. Did you all realize that Mary was Jesus’s first disciple??
THE LITURGY celebrates with solemnity the Blessed Virgin’s Assumption into heaven. This is a day of HOPE AND OF LIGHT, because all men and women, pilgrims on the earth, are able to foresee in Mary the “destiny of glory” that awaits them.
On this day, we contemplate the Handmaid of the Lord in paradise, encircled in regal radiance, where even in her glorified body she has gone before us. We look to her as a SIGN OF SUR HOPE. Indeed, in Mary, God’s promise to the humble and righteous is fulfilled: EVIL AND DEATH WILL NOT HAVE THE LAST WORD….(from today’s Mass)
Suggested reading: Luke 1:39-56 which I will print tomorrow night.
LET US ALL REJOICE IN THE LORD, AS WE CELEBRATE THE FEAST DAY IN HONOR OF THE VIRGIN MARY, AT WHOSE ASSUMPTION THE ANGELS REJOICE AND PRAISE THE SON OF GOD.
Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant, we pray, that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, on God for ever and ever. (from the Mass)
GOD’S TEMPLE IN HEAVEN HIS COVENANT COULD BE seen in the temple.
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet. and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. (Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab.)
Mary is the new ARK OF THE COVENANT.