The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings In every age of the world, people have needed hope.  Because in every age of the world, there has been unbelievable hardship.  There has always been war, and disease, and poverty, and oppression, and alienation, and all the rest.  There has always been sin, and broken relationships, and impure desires and that feeling… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Solemnity in the Church because, in a real sense, it is a matter of life and death.  Death is a reality in this world, and we see it all the time.  But, because Our Lord assumed his Holy Mother into heaven, we can see that death… Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings In every age of the world, people have needed hope.  Because in every age of the world, there has been unbelievable hardship.  There has always been war, and disease, and poverty, and oppression, and alienation, and all the rest.  There has always been sin, and broken relationships, and impure desires and that feeling of emptiness that… Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Vigil Mass)

Today’s readings The tradition of the Assumption of Mary dates back to the very earliest days of the Church, all the way back to the days of the apostles.  The Council of Chalcedon in 451 tells us that, after Mary’s death, the apostles opened the tomb, finding it empty, and concluded that she had been… Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Vigil Mass)

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings Today we gather to celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary body and soul into heaven, to reign with her Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe that our Lord did not want any taint of death to corrupt his Blessed Mother, who was conceived without sin. What is important for us… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings Today we gather to celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary body and soul into heaven, to reign with her Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  We believe that our Lord did not want any taint of death to corrupt his Blessed Mother, who was conceived without sin.  What is important for us… Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings The tradition of the Assumption of Mary dates back to the very earliest days of the Church, all the way back to the days of the apostles.  The Council of Chalcedon in 451 tells us that, after Mary’s death, the apostles opened the tomb, finding it empty, and concluded that she had been… Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings The tradition of the Assumption of Mary dates back to the very earliest days of the Church, all the way back to the days of the apostles. It was known that Mary had “fallen asleep” and that there is a “Tomb of Mary” close toMountZion, where the early Christian community had lived. The… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings One of the most important things we can know about the Blessed Virgin Mary is summed up in the simple statement: “As Mary goes, so goes the Church.”  Mary is the Mother of the Church, and so, through her intercession, we hope to follow the path she followed.  We certainly celebrate and hope… Continue reading The Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings The tradition of the Assumption of Mary dates back to the very earliest days of the Church, all the way back to the days of the apostles. It was known that Mary had “fallen asleep” and that there is a “Tomb of Mary” close to Mount Zion, where the early Christian community had… Continue reading The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary