Feast of the Solemnity of the Glorious Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Body and Soul, into Heaven
This day is this prophecy fulfilled: "Arise, O Lord, into Thy resting place: Thou AND THE ARK which Thou hast sanctified" (Ps. 131.8).
"Thou hast prevented our ruin in the presence of God" (Judith 13.15, from today's Lesson). The Blessed Virgin Mary, "full of grace" (Lk. 1.28) when the rest of mankind lost it, has finally occupied the throne once occupied by Lucifer - why the great hatred of the devil against the Immaculata. And She is given us as our bright Moon to radiate upon us the rays of Her Divine Son in the hour of our darkness. How She would prevent our ruin but we would rather go on our own way and so get involved...