Almighty God We stand before you in supplication, Asking Your Divine mercy and protection, To envelop with Your invincible armor, Our loved ones in all branches of the service. Give them courage and strength Against all enemies, Both spiritual and physical, And hasten their safe journey, Back to their homes and families. If it […]
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, […]
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite […]
Our Lady of Angels Parish, Brooklyn
Next Saturday is the beautiful feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother. It is a holy day, but not one of obligation. When specific holydays fall on a Saturday or Monday, there is no obligation to attend Mass. But it is still a holyday that has profound spiritual implications to our spiritual journey. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950.
Mary enjoys what we long for when our earthly pilgrimage ends as well. Mary’s body and soul were re-united as a glorified body. This reality that Mary enjoys, is the hope that we have been promised. When our life on earth is over and on the day of the Lord’s coming, our body and soul will re-unite to be like His own in glory.
Mary continues to play an important part in our spiritual journey. Please continue to pray to Our Lady. I promise she will never let us down.
Our Lady of Angels, pray for us!
Thanks for your support!