Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary


Dear Friends in Christ

This Solemnity of Our Blessed Mother is transferred so that we celebrate it on Sunday this year.  It is the truth proclaimed by the Church that, after her falling asleep, Mary was taken body and soul into Heaven, there to sit at God’s right hand. It is something we contemplate in the fourth and fifth glorious mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Let us look at Our Lady, already taken up into where we too hope one day to be.

Just as a traveller, gazing out to contemplate a vast panorama, seeks some human figure in his surroundings to bring the distant objects into perspective, so do we look towards God with amazement, but can identify and welcome a purely human figure at the side of His throne.  A ship has finished its passage, a destiny has been fulfilled, a human perfection has existed. Through her, His masterpiece, we see God’s relations with humanity more clearly and with greater insight

Ronald Knox on The Assumption

On this solemnity of The Assumption of Mary, our prayers are full of confidence, because our Mother sits beside her Son, awaits our prayers, hears them and is ready to ask Him for what is needed. May God bless you all on this beautiful feast, full of hope and promise for us, and may you continue to enjoy these days of Summer and rest!  

Msgr Kevin Hale