Wed 15 Aug, 2012
Tags: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Benedictine Sisters, Hail Mary
Today we praise God for the saint above all saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To her we owe a debt of gratitude for deep faith and ever-growing love for us whom Jesus loves. It was she who became the ark of the covenant and the matriarch of the church when she consented to the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It was she who believed beyond all possibility that God would do what was promised. Her faith and example were rewarded by her assumption in heaven without having to taste death.
“Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.”