Monday, August 15, 2011

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"The light could not be divided from the sun. The light was Mary’s soul, rich in grace from the very moment of its creation; and the sun was her immaculate body, in which the Holy Spirit had formed the humanity assumed by the Word."

~~ Blessed Bartolo Longo 

Such a pure and perfect vessel -- Lord, make me whole someday in heaven, as Mary was whole from the moment of her conception. 

"Belief in the Assumption is a source of hope for all Christians because it foreshadows what will one day happen to each faithful Christian. The raising of Mary, body and soul, to the glory of heaven anticipates what will happen at the final judgment to all who are to be saved."

~~ Alan Schreck, Catholic and Christian

Mary, model of our salvation, I long to be where you are.