Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is a very special day for many people and cultures.  I have fond memories of the procession I participated in as a child.  All the little girls would put on their best white dress and be given a simple blue cape to wear as we walked in solemn procession behind the statue that the men carried.  I remember always trying to go to the ocean on this day to dip my feet into the water.  There are often gatherings at the beach on this day to bless the water and place a wreath out in the ocean.  As we pray this day let us recall what a great blessing our Lady is for us.  She has promised to intercede for us and will always be with us.  O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse in thee.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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