Tuesday, August 14, 2012

VIDEO: Scott Hahn on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary

4 comments:

Nick said...

The Liturgy of the Word is like a shortcut to learning the Faith.

Unknown said...

The Feast of the Assumption August 15 2012

MARY, SWEETEST OF ALL MOTHERS

Oh Thou,
most beautiful a woman
most tender of all mothers
most brilliant STAR of DAVID
Masterpiece of God's creation
to the Holy Trinity
most precious Pearl
towards your Son the Golden Bridge
Golden Gate
to the Holy City
thru which our Savior
came and comes
Most sacred Vessel
ever
containing the most Holy
My soul,
is drowning
in the beauty of your eyes
in the sweetness of your smile
in the burning oven of your heart
in the greatness of your littleness
in the eloquence of your silence
in the mystery of your simplicity
Oh Thou,
safest of my earthly havens
dearest hiding-place of mine
truly my refuge
my sweetest, sweetest mother
keep me with your Son Divine
save me from the wordly evils
strengthen my so fragile faith
cover me
with your motherly mantle
Oh Mary, you most gentle
Your child I am FOREVER !!!

Rita B.
August 10 1999 Feast of Saint Lawrence

Unknown said...

MARY, SWEETEST OF ALL MOTHERS

Oh Thou,
most beautiful a woman
most tender of all mothers
most brilliant STAR of DAVID
Masterpiece of God's creation
to the Holy Trinity
most precious Pearl
towards your Son the Golden Bridge
Golden Gate
to the Holy City
thru which our Savior
came and comes
Most sacred Vessel
ever
containing the most Holy
My soul,
is drowning
in the beauty of your eyes
in the sweetness of your smile
in the burning oven of your heart
in the greatness of your littleness
in the eloquence of your silence
in the mystery of your simplicity
Oh Thou,
safest of my earthly havens
dearest hiding-place of mine
truly my refuge
my sweetest, sweetest mother
keep me with your Son Divine
save me from the wordly evils
strengthen my so fragile faith
cover me
with your motherly mantle
Oh Mary, you most gentle
Your child I am FOREVER !!!

Rita B.
August 10 1999 Feast of Saint Lawrence

Bruce Killian said...

Mary’s assumption was necessary because she with oil and lit lamp kept vigil at the door to the tomb anticipating His return. There are three instances in the OT where God prompted human sacrifice only one of which is read at any mass I am aware of. Gen 22; Jud 11; and 2Sam 21—all point to Jesus but the latter two also point to Mary watching then being offered/raptured. At the resurrection, Jesus the new Adam was clothed with immortality and so was Mary the new Eve, from the second reading 1Co 15:23 “each one in proper order” so Mary had to be second. Then since she had a new body, like Jesus she could remain, but she could not die, and she could not stay forever, so she had to be taken. Like Rizpah, King Saul’s widow, Mary kept watch over His body during the heavy rains at the harvest, where God showed his displeasure from heaven. She kept Satan (an antitype of birds of the air) from defiling Jesus. Like Jephthah’s daughter she was the first through the when He returned and so became a holocaust. With Jesus, she in the twinkling of an eye was changed. Jesus appeared to be a gardener because He was collecting His mother’s ashes (antitype of the red heifer Num 19). Jesus did not leave at the Ascension He remained in the Eucharist, He left on Good Friday and His servant watched at the door for His return not knowing the hour.