‘Like the Virgin, am I able to discern the work of God?’ the Pope posited on the solemnity.
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SCRIPTURES & ART: The Solemnity of the Assumption is a ‘little Easter,’ reminding us that Jesus’ Resurrection was not just a one-time event but the start of a process intended to enfold the whole of humanity
This week we will celebrate St. Dominic, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, St. Lawrence, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Hippolytus and the Assumption of Our Lady.
“Mary’s secret is humility,” Pope Francis said, noting that the poet Dante called the Virgin Mary “humbler and loftier than any creature.”
COMMENTARY: Mary’s assumption is not ‘just’ a special privilege for her, ‘conceived without sin.’ It tells us that what began with Jesus’ resurrection, already realized body and soul in Mary, is what God intends for all ‘who love him.’
For nearly two millennia, pilgrims have venerated Mary’s Tomb.
User’s Guide to the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
COMMENTARY: Despite the occasional complaint that the holy-day obligation of the Assumption may ‘ruin a perfectly good beach day,’ realize that it, too, reveals more about the body than what one sees at the beach.
On Aug. 15, the Holy Father said that ‘she always precedes us on the pilgrimage of life and of faith.’