Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

The Assumption by Philippe de Champaigne

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 Prayer to Mary Assumed into Heaven

O Blessed Virgin Mary,
united to the victorious Christ in heaven,
you are the image and first-flowering of the Church
as she is to be perfected in the world to come.
You shine forth as a sign of sure hope and solace
for the pilgrim People of God.
In your assumption,
you manifest the fullness of redemption
and appear as the spotless image of the Church
responding in joy to the invitation of the Bridegroom,
your Son
who is the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Grant that we may follow your example on earth
thereby by imitating your Son as well
and being enable to share your glory
with him for all eternity.


Source:  New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book

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