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Thursday August 25th 2016
From the Pastor’s Desk
The Holy Father reﬂected on the Feast of the Assumption in the following.
“She was the ﬁrst to believe in the Son of God, and she is the ﬁrst to be assumed into Heaven in soul and body. First, she received Jesus and took Him in her arms when He was still a baby, and she is the ﬁrst to be received by His arms to be introduced into the Eternal Kingdom of the Father. Mary, a humble and simple girl of a lost village on the fringes of the empire, precisely because she received and lived the Gospel, is admitted by God to be for eternity beside the Son’s throne. It is thus, that the Lord puts down the mighty from their thrones and exalts those of low degree (cf. Luke 1:52).
Mary’s Assumption is a great mystery that concerns each one of us; it concerns our future. Mary, in fact, precedes us on the way on which all those go that, through Baptism, have bound their life to Jesus, as Mary bound her life to Him. Today’s feast pre-announces the “new heavens and the new earth,” with the risen Christ’s victory over death and the deﬁnitive defeat of the Evil One. Therefore, the exultance of the humble girl of Galilee, expressed in the canticle of the Magniﬁcat, becomes the song of the whole of humanity, which is pleased to see the Lord bend over all men and
all women, humble creatures, and assume them with Himself into Heaven.”
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