"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, 
fair as the moon, bright as the sun, 
terrible as an army set in battle array? - Little Office BVM

O Lord, "you would not allow her to see the corruption of the tomb since from her own body she marvelously brought forth your incarnate Son, the Author of all life." - Preface

Want to try and understand that better?  Read this.


  1. WOW! Thank you for sharing that link. Have sent it around to a few people.

    Beautiful Mass this morning for Assumption. We haven't had Saturday Mass in our parish for many years but a few of us asked our new priest if we could have one for this Solemnity. He was doubtful anyone would show up as we were discussing this Thursday night - less than 48 hours before the proposed 10 AM start time. I promised him at least 50 people would show up - we would spread the word, make calls, etc. The Holy Spirit and our parishes built-in love and devotion to Our Lady ended up bringing in at least 100 people. Father was surpised, pleased and in awe. I don't think I will ever forget the look of happiness on his face as he stood looking at us. Soon we will have Mass every Saturday morning!!!! I doubt we'll get 100 people out every weekend but who knows?! Mark 11:24 :)

  2. Make a point of the First Saturdays devotion to start with.

    My aunt, who is v challenging for me to deal with, once sat at a family gathering talking about going to Mass on First Saturdays with a cousin when they were kids but didn't remember why. Every time she paused, I said "Indulgences" but she kept right on talking until someone pointed out that I was trying to tell her the answer.

    1. Yes, Father is very keen to have Mass on First Fridays and First Saturdays. We are blessed!


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