Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

O Mary, kind Mother! be for us the way that leads to your Son... (Latin Liturgy)

My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed" (Luke 1:47-48) 
The Blessed Virgin was also watching over her little flower. Not wanting her to be tarnished by contact with earthly things, she moved her to her mountain before she bloomed...While wanting for this happy moment, the little Therese grew in love for the Heavenly Mother (St Therese, The Story of a Soul) 

Picture represents Rubens' masterpiece 'Assumption'