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08-15-Assumption7-largeWe are about to celebrate the beautiful feast of the Assumption. What comes to mind for us when we think of Mary’s Assumption? Do we think of Mary ascending into heaven surrounded by choirs of angels? Do we think of Mary’s “yes” to the Lord? Do we think of Mary as our powerful intercessor to her Son? Perhaps we think of all these things.

We can find associations to all of the above in the readings for the feast day. In the first reading from Revelations, we read: “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” We get a glimpse of our salvation in the second reading from 1 Corinthians: “For since death came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man. For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life. . .”   In the gospel acclamation we sing: “Mary is taken up to heaven; a chorus of angels exults.” Finally, in the gospel reading, we ponder the beautiful words of Mary’s Magnificat: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; m spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.” (more…)


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