August 15, 2013

Solemnity of the Assumption

Imagine the great joy in Heaven on the day of Her dormition was taken into Heaven body and soul and fully united with God, her True Spouse.  A reminder of the day of our Resurrection on the Last Day.

The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.
St. Louis de Montfort

In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.
St. Bernard of Clairvauix

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