Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Mary and Assumption

Faith and victory

Earthquakes, of belief and societal order and civility

Calamities, physical and natural

Believing as did she we look up and beyond

To her: crowned with glory shared in and given by Her Son our Lord

We look beyond the tragedies and betrayals

The sin and death of this world

And see the promise, life and joy of the next

Our faith is for us

As for Her

A lodestar

A compass on storm-tossed seas

The goal of all our prayers and striving

The reason for and motive of our faith

In Christ

She shows us the way

In her assumption

We see and know already the redemption fulfilled for all

And now we go on

In prayer she accompanies


At the foot of the Cross, at every holy Mass, she prays with us

Carrying our crosses as she shared so greatly in His

Persevering despite worldly discouragement and temptation to despair

We trust

As she did

And we will triumph

As does she

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee

Pray for us now and at the hour of our death


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