Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Assumpta est Maria in cælum
The Assumption, Macquarrie says, is a corollary of Christ's ascension "because of the glorification of human nature in him".

Thus the Assumption of Mary points to the future for all those who God will redeem in Christ. The Feast of the Assumption is "a celebration of redeemed humanity" in addition to being a celebration of Mary as an individual
[because of the Incarnation: she is the Mother of God].

The Lord hath blessed thee by his power, because by thee he hath brought to nought the enemies of thy people. Blessed art thou, O daughter, by the Lord the most high God above all the women upon the earth.

Hail, O Star that pointest
Towards the port of heaven
Thou to whom as maiden
God for Son was given.

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