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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 15, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Please note that tomorrow, Tuesday, is a Holyday of Obligation.
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Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Psalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16
1 Corinthians 15:20-27
Luke 1:39-56

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. It is a beautiful reminder of the exalted place of the Blessed Virgin in the heart of the Trinity. It is also a reminder to us that God does not overlook any goodness and always rewards it lavishly.

When we think of the Blessed Mother, many images come to mind, all of which reflect qualities that are so useful for anyone who longs to be pleasing to God.

I for one like that she, for the most part, was hidden, said so few recorded words, but was nevertheless instrumental in the salvation of the world. Those that have been preserved are, however, very revealing and worthy of frequent meditation and habitual imitation.

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:46, 47)

“I am the handmaiden of the Lord,
be it done unto me according to Your word.” (Luke 1:38)

“Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:5)

These short phrases reflect the docility of the humble, obedient, appreciative and faithful heart of the Mother of God. O Lord, how I wish I might be like her.

“Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen”

- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hughes dot net)

Tuesday August 15, 2006

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is a Holyday of Obligation!
Check your local diocesan regulations

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