Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Come My Lovely" - The Assumption of Mary

My love lifts up his voice, he says to me, ‘Come then, my beloved, my lovely one, come’. (Song of Songs 2:10)
August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, when we celebrate the Blessed Mother of Jesus being assumed body and soul into heaven.  It is a beautiful, tender moment and a lovely feast for a lovely lady.

If you are interested in the basis for this feast please read these two sources (there are lots online, these are just two):  
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Marcellino D'Ambrosio and
Assumption of Mary into Heaven by Msgr. Charles Pope at the Archdiocese of Washington

Update:  You should find the Women for Faith & Family Assumption page to be very informative also.  It includes the history, readings for the day, prayers and devotions and more...

Also:  Fr. Z's wonderful Meditations of the Assumption as part of his excellent Patristic Rosary Project


Image:  The Assumption of the Virgin, Peter Paul Rubens, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
More Info:  Shafe 

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