Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

℟. Here again is the wonderful day on which the Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven. We all praise her with the words: * Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
℣. Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise: through you has risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God. * Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Continue reading Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church

…The blood coming out of the lance’s wound represents Jesus himself, it is the blood which saved and redeemed us, the blood of the Lamb who was slain. Yet what does the water stand for? Water is usually a strong symbol of grace pouring down on us. Who really reflects and personifies grace? It is as the Holy Spirit said through His messenger the Archangel Gabriel “Hail, full of grace”! I suddenly remembered the prophecy of Simeon “a sword shall pierce thy heart”… Continue reading Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church