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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Assumption ~ The Joy Spills Over

THERE IS NO OFFICIAL OCTAVE for the Feast of the Assumption - but that shouldn't keep us from basking in Mary's Easter for a few days. The other day I referenced some of the titles Islam holds for the Virgin Mary, with the hope that Christianity and Islam might find a new and healed place of common joy and love. Now I feel promoted to create and share my own titles growing out of the Gospels:

She who has learned the heart of God
She whose heart is Christ's heaven
She who celebrates God's Mercy
She who considers in silence
She who embraced Jesus

She who converses with angels

She who offers hospitality
She who understands Christ's Hour
She who hears God's Word and does it
She who shares in angel song

She who welcomes the poor
She who laughs at death
She who stirs us to joy
She who trusts Gods fulfillment
She who proclaims God's wonders


  1. I can't believe how great your love for Mary is! God has infused you with so much enthusiasm for Mary. It opens my heart to her. Thank you.

    1. Priest-Poet Gerard Manly Hopkins likens Mary "to the air we breathe." Chesterton writes that Mary is the only boast humanity can claim. Neat heh? On the day of my judgement I want to scope her out in the crowd and make a bee-line for her mantle.

    2. Congratulations! You have succeeded in making this a "Mary" Day.