Download Bulletin 15th August 2021
Who is she ascends so high, next the heav’nly King… Every feast of Mary is a feast of Jesus. Every privilege given to Mary was given to her by God because she is the Mother of the Word made flesh. She is Queen of Heaven, because she was destined, from the beginning, to be that human mother of Jesus, the Word made flesh. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: The Assumption … is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians. In other words, where Jesus has gone, He has invited His Mother, and indeed all people, to follow. This feast gives witness to the glory which God means for us all; the enjoyment, one day, of heaven with Jesus and Mary. But therein lays the challenge: if we want to share their glory, we must strive to imitate their example; that of prayerfulness, faithfulness, humility, and trusting obedience in God’s will. Let us rejoice with Mary in her glory, and ask her to pray for us, that we might follow her example and so, one day, come to share with her in our own heavenly destiny. …Round about whom angels fly, and her praises sing?