Solemnity of the Assumption

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Who is she that ascends so high,

Next the Heavenly King,

Round about whom Angels fly

And her praises sing?

 

Who is she that, adorned with light,

Makes the sun her robe,

At whose feet the queen of night

Lays her changing globe?

 

To the crown direct their eyes,

Which her head attires;

There thou mayest her name descry

Writ in starry fires.

 

This is she in whose pure womb

Heaven’s Prince remained;

Therefore in no earthly tomb

Can she be contained.

 

Heaven she was, which held that fire,

Whence the world took light,

And to Heaven doth now aspire

Flames with flames t’ unite.

 

She that did so clearly shine

When our day begun,

See how bright her beams decline

Now she sits with the Sun.

 

-Sir John Beaumont (1583-1627)

 

 

The veneration of Mary is an essential belief of the Catholic Church.

Mary’s passage into Heaven is celebrated by Roman Catholics as The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  on August 15.  This Feast is a Public Holiday in many countries. In 1950, Pope Pius XII formally declared to be dogma the belief in the corporeal assumption of Mary, which is known as the Assumption of Mary.

 

Scripture and tradition agree in ascribing to Mary the greatest personal sanctity; She is conceived without the stain of original sin; She shows the greatest humility and patience in her daily life (Luke 1:38, 48); She exhibits an heroic patience under the most trying circumstances (Luke 2:7, 35, 48; John 19:25-27)… within the first fifty years after the death of St. John the veneration of Mary is proved to have flourished in the Church of Rome. 

 

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I found this lovely painting of Mother Mary through Pinterest.  I thought it captured Mary’s humility as well as her simple beauty perfectly.

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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit if thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

 

 

Thanksgiving for Mary, Our Mother

O Jesus, Divine Master, I thank and bless Your most merciful Heart, for having given us Mary most holy as our mother, teacher and queen.  From the cross You placed us all in her hands.  You gave her a great heart, much wisdom and immense spiritual power.  May all humanity know her and pray to her!  May all permit themselves to be led by her to you, the Savior of all the world!  I place myself in her hands, as You did.  With this Mother I wish to live now, in the hour of my death, and for all eternity.

Amen.

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Solemnity of the Assumption

  1. Dear LuAnn,
    Thank you so much for the beautiful picture of Our Lady being assumed into Heaven by God. Also for the beautiful poem in tribute to her Assumption, and for the very much needed apropos prayers we should say more often, especially on this most wonderful Feast Day of our Faith!! I love Our Blessed Mother, and ask her to intercede for us so often! May God bless you, and have a very blessed Holy Feast Day!
    Laura

    • Hi Laura! Thank you for your lovely response to my post. If only everyone would love her and pray to her for help, this world we live in would be sooo much different. We need to get the word out that loving Our Blessed Mother and praying for her intercession is what Jesus wants us to do and we could never love her more than He does!
      May God bless you too!
      LuAnn

  2. Dearest LuAnn,
    Thank you so much for this beautiful and soul touching post. It’s funny I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering when you would post next.
    Well I have my answer! The Blessed Mother once again binds us.
    Just beautiful.
    Warmest regards
    Susan

    • Hi Susan!
      You are very welcome for the post on our beautiful Blessed Mother.
      I’m back for now. I watch my grandsons during the week for my daughter while she works with my husband in our family business. My daughter had her second son, my second grandchild, on June 29th. So, I’m somewhat busy with a 2 year old and an almost 2 month old. Nap time and late at night seems to be the time I have to work on posts.
      Isn’t it wonderful how Our Blessed Mother works through and for those of us who love her?
      Thank you for your lovely reply, it’s so nice to hear from you again.
      God bless you!
      LuAnn

      • Congratulations. Mothering never ends. Mary is our greatest example of that. You are doing a wonderful thing for both your daughter and grand babies. I always say there is no one a mother would rather have watching her children, than her own mom.
        It s a true blessing. Make sure to get your rest!
        Best,
        Susan

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