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Feast of the Assumption of Mary

The prayer of Mary that we heard at the end of our Gospel today is usually referred to as the “MAGNIFICAT.”  Mary proclaims, magnifies the greatness of God in the saving actions for Israel in every generation, as she now adds to, enlarges the portrait, the picture of God for all to see.

Mary is saying to Elizabeth and to us, the Lord has done great things for us and this continues with the birth of my child, the Savior of the World.

This Jesus, who is our Lord and Savior.

This Jesus, who is with us and within us.

This Jesus, who needs to be proclaimed to the people

Not just 2,000 years ago, but even now 2,000 years later.

Today’s Feast might well get us thinking: how does my day to day life proclaim the greatness, the goodness, the love, the life of our Savior and God.  By the life we live each day, that speaks to our love of God, love of others and being Disciples of the Lord every day, in every place, with everyone.

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

1 Chronicles 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2       1 Corinthians 15:15-57       Luke 11:27-28

In today’s Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary we hear the word:  BLESSED used twice in the two sentence Gospel.

Mary, the Blessed Mother was blessed not because she earned it or achieved it.      Rather Mary was Blessed by the God’s Grace.

And like Mary we too are blessed by the Grace of God at our Baptisms.

But like everything that is good, we need to respond to the grace, the Love of God for us in and through the lives we live each day, as the Blessed People of the past and present witnessed through their lives.

Blessedness is evident in our lives – by our willingness to be open to God’s actions and direction in our lives.

Like all the blessed men and women of the past…

May we too be counted among the Holy Men and Women of today and tomorrow.