The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Domani, 15 agosto,  festeggiamo la Pasqua di Maria, assunta al cielo in anima e corpo.

Buona festa dell’Assunta a tutti!

Contempliamo la Serva del Signore circondata di regale fulgore nel Paradiso, dove ci ha preceduti anche col suo corpo glorificato. A Lei guardiamo come a segno di sicura speranza. In Maria, infatti, si compiono le promesse di Dio agli umili e ai giusti: il male e la morte non avranno l’ultima parola.

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Mary was cared for by St. John for twelve years after our Lord’s Resurrection.  Her life was spent in helping the Apostles and in praying for the conversion of the world.

On the third day after Mary’s death, when the Apostles gathered around her tomb, they found it empty.  The sacred body had been carried up to the celestial paradise.  Jesus Himself came to conduct her there and the whole court of heaven came to welcome with songs of triumph the Mother of the Divine Word.

Happy Assumption Day tomorrow to all of you!

Assumption

Beatam me dicent omnes generations, quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est.

10 Responses to “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary”


  1. 1 Antonella Oliver August 14, 2009 at 09:51

    The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady – Patronal Feast of South Africa.

    We are very fortunate to have South Africa under the Patronage of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven.

  2. 2 Pierluigi, Milano August 14, 2009 at 14:49

    Grazie.
    Buona festa dell’Assunta anche a te!
    Auguri🙂

  3. 3 don stefano bellunato August 14, 2009 at 14:55

    Hello Gabriella. Hope this time it will work:
    Fr. Louis Alessio, 19l01 Bear Creek rd., USA-Los Gatos, CA 95033-9546
    I Hope that the address still works. I mean that I hope he has not been reassigned this year, my list is from last year…
    God bless
    Fr. SB+😉

  4. 4 don stefano bellunato August 14, 2009 at 14:57

    Sorry,something came out wrong. Here is the correct address:
    Fr. Louis Alessio,
    St Aloysius Gonzaga Retreat House,
    19101 Bear Creek rd.,
    USA-Los Gatos, CA 95033-9546
    do u need a phone number?

  5. 5 Bill Turner August 14, 2009 at 15:06

    Happy Feast to you and your family.
    (I believe it’s very important in Italy, it’s called Feragosto?)

    Assumpta est Maria in Caelum!

  6. 6 ginny August 15, 2009 at 00:07

    Gabriella, Where are you from? It is so nice to see someone who is not afraid to profess their Catholic faith.
    Happy feast day to you also!
    ginny

  7. 7 Ward Torres August 15, 2009 at 14:24

    Happy Assumption Day to you too.
    Solemn Mass this morning was awesome!!!!!!!

  8. 8 Mary Nicewarner August 15, 2009 at 20:50

    Thank you, Lord, for giving us your mother! Happy Assumption Day, Gabriella!

  9. 9 Brian August 15, 2009 at 21:52

    Happy Assumption Day Gabriella!

    I enjoyed Holy Mass with the Missionaries of Charity this morning – Holy Mass was awesome!

    “Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she-your holy mother Mary-offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace..and you will find yourself with added strength for new battle.” Josemaria Escriva

    * Please say a prayer for my son and daughter-in-law, they will be in the air, on their way to Poland in 3 hours! to the land of our dear JPII.

  10. 10 Antonella Oliver August 17, 2009 at 09:06

    Taken from our Church newsletter which I found very encouraging

    The Dogma of the Assumption shows us our true humanity, our true dignity. A human body-a body that had brought our Saviour into this world-was taken up into the glory of heaven, into the very presence of God. The human body that in 1950 seemed so worthless, was exalted and glorified.

    Life was cheap. The world was disillusioned, grey, bleak, depressed, horrified and terrified. Humanity had been dehumanised because of the 1st and 2nd world wars.

    What a symbol of hope the Assumption is for us, reminding us of the power and love of God. The triumph of our Lord over death,sin,pain and evil is vividly demonstrated to us in Mary, and we are shown our true destiny, our final goal. At the end of time. we too, will be taken body and soul into the Kingdom of God, into Our Father’s house.

    As much as that symbol was needed in 1950 so it is needed in our world today…our humanity, our dignity, is threatened still by war, by man’s inhumanity to man…….life is cheap. The greatest gift we have been given is discarded like yesterday’s rubbish.

    How much we need to be reminded of who we really are and for what we are destined?

    We look forward to the day when we too will be taken into the glory of God’s presence where we will together with Mary sing for all eternity….the Magnificat.


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