ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
AUGUST 15th 2022
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Monday 15th August – Féile Muire sa bhFómhar The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was defined as a dogma of faith by Pope Pius XII on November 1st 1950 when, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit he pronounced: ‘The Virgin Mary having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory’. As Mary is taken up the whole human family is uplifted. ‘Mary is me. Mary is you. Mary is the woman next door.’ She speaks to all, because she not only wore a halo, but she also wore an apron. Her ship has rounded the headland; our little boats hope to follow
Oh Mary assumed into heaven – inspire us a we journey to our true homeland. Amen.