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The Feast of the Assumption

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption, when Our Blessed Mother was taken to Heaven body and soul. Can you imagine what that day was like? Surrounded by the angels and the saints, the great cloud of witnesses, to be presented to God and to sit at the right hand of her son Jesus for all eternity. What a reunion that must have been for Mary to be united with her Son and God the Father, who chose her to be Jesus mother.

The celebration, the feasting, the utter joy! I want to be there one day. In heaven with Our Lady, with her glorious son Jesus and with His merciful Father. I want to feast with my King. I pray that the gates will open and Jesus with welcoming arms will cry out "Well done good and faithful servant. Well done."

The Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said:
"My soul exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave;
For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
"For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
And holy is His name.
"AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
"He has done mighty deeds with His arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And has exalted those who were humble.
"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS;
And sent away the rich empty-handed.
"He has given help to Israel His servant,
In remembrance of His mercy,
As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and his descendants forever."

Sarah has written a great article here about this feast. Bethany also has some wonderful thoughts to share. She has some wonderful suggestions on how to spend the day as well. Thank you ladies for such beautifully written pieces.

Have a Blessed Feast Day!
Mary

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