Assumption of Mary – Pray for us Dear Mother!

by Monica on August 15, 2012

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary by Cleveland Friends of TLM

Do you ever have that Joyous feeling that bubbles up inside of you that you don’t know what to do with yourself? Maybe you feel that way at Christmas time just anticipating, like a small child, the very moment you can open up your presents from under the giant blue spruce tree? This is how I feel at this very moment about the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. That the Most Holy Blessed Trinity determined not to have this Holy Mother of God be corrupted and remain pure, so they brought her up to heaven body and soul! “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?” (I Corinthians 15:57).

“Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above” is one of those songs I burst out with Love and Joy to Our Blessed Mother as a child belts out to the Love of his Heavenly Mother with the choir of  Angels and Saints in Heaven.

Listen, Sing, Meditate on the “Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above” video

You can learn from Catholic culture.org more about the Assumption like the following excerpt:

“The Assumption completes God’s work in her since it was not fitting that the flesh that had given life to God himself should ever undergo corruption. The Assumption is God’s crowning of His work as Mary ends her earthly life and enters eternity. The feast turns our eyes in that direction, where we will follow when our earthly life is over.

The feast days of the Church are not just the commemoration of historical events; they do not look only to the past. They look to the present and to the future and give us an insight into our own relationship with God. The Assumption looks to eternity and gives us hope that we, too, will follow Our Lady when our life is ended.

In 1950, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption of Mary a dogma of the Catholic Church in these words: “The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven.”

With that, an ancient belief became Catholic doctrine and the Assumption was declared a truth revealed by God.”

Excerpted from Fr. Clifford Stevens in Catholic Heritage

 

Here’s a wonderful little video about what the Assumption means:

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