Tuesday August 15
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A mother for all generations
  • Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6,10
  • Psalm 45:10-12,16
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-27
  • Luke 1:39-56

The Blessed Virgin Mary played an important role in the life of Jesus as well as in the establishment of the Church. We celebrate her life and remember what a strength she was to Jesus, the apostles and the early church. The Gospel proclamation describes how John the Baptist leapt for joy when Mother Mary visited Elizabeth. Mother Mary praises God for all he has done in her life. She recognizes that even though she is God’s servant, she was blessed to be chosen to bring the Son of God into the world. She says: “for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.

From now on all generations will call me blessed”. No other woman bore this honour. It is for this blessing that she praises and glorifies God. The Blessed Mother was a woman of great faith and strength. Her life was centered around her faith. She believed when those around her lost hope and faith. She continued to do her mission even after her Son died and rose again. Her mission continues as she intercedes for us. She is a great strength to us.

Prayer: Abba Father, thank you for the gift of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Amen.

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