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Lovely Lady Dress in Blue

   Today, August 15 is the feast day of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This holy day marks the occasion of the Virgin Mary’s bodily ascent to heaven at the end of her life. Our Blessed Mother leads us to her son, Jesus, and shows us the way to heaven, our eternal home.

   During the Angelus today on the feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said “that the Virgin Mary shows us that our goal is not to gain the things here on earth, which are fleeting, but the homeland above, which is forever.”  I had a confessor share with me that I needed to think more about heaven than the things on earth. He asked me to spend some time in front of a crucifix and to contemplate my heavenly home.

   Our problems, worries and challenges are passing and need to be placed at the foot of the cross everyday and throughout the day. When we do, our burdens become lighter.

   Our Blessed Mother intercedes for us. When we pray the Rosary or other prayers invoking the intercession of Mary, she bundles them all up and creates a prayer bouquet of roses and presents them to her son, Jesus.  Even if you don’t have a devotion to Mary, she is still your mother. She will always lead us to her son, Jesus. Always without acceptation. 

   Most of the Saints had a deep devotion to Our Lady which helped them to serve the Church courageously. “Saint Bernard of Clairvaux’s life in the Church was more active than we can imagine possible today. His efforts produced far-reaching results. But he knew that they would have availed little without the many hours of prayer and contemplation that brought him strength and heavenly direction. His life was characterized by a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother. His sermons and books about Mary are still the standard of Marian theology.” (From Franciscan Media Saint of the day)

   “When Mary holds you up, you will not fall; when she protects you, you need not fear; when she leads you, you will not tire yourself; when she is favorable to you, you will arrive at the harbor safely.”  Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-August 20, 1153)

   As we continue on our journey in the midst of our own personal storms, always know that Jesus is with us and will never leave us. Our Blessed Mother is in constant prayer for each of us. 

Reflection:

Lovely Lady dressed in blue, we truly love you. You ask us ever so gently to pray, pray, pray! Our Lovely Lady, dressed in blue, come what may, come what may, we will pray, pray, pray!

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Camilla Clark | Reply 15.08.2020 14.55

Beautiful.

Connie Beckman 15.08.2020 16.11

Camilla,
Thank you. Our Lady is so beautiful!

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