ASSUMPTION OF THE Blessed Virgin MARY Solemnity
Also Read: Mass Readings for 15 August 2021
First Reading: Revelation 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab
“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God so that there she can be nourished for one thousand two hundred sixty days.” (12:6)
Our Dear Mother Mary nourishes us from the place prepared by God. She is with us today during our woes.
Thank you, God! Thank you, Mother Mary! Amen!
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 45: 10, 11, 12, 16
“I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore, the peoples will praise you forever and ever.” (17)
We praise Mother Mary today, since generations and for generations to come! Amen!
Second Reading: First Corinthians 15: 20-27
Mother of Our Redeemer!
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” (27)
Christ Jesus will destroy death forever when he returns! Death is caused by sin; therefore, sin and its father will be destroyed forever, on that day!
Meanwhile, Mother Mary guides us on our journey. Amen!
Gospel: Luke 1: 39-56
The New Eve!
“And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord has come to me?” (43)
And why has this happened to us that the mother of Our Lord has come to us? We do not have John the Baptist in us, but we have the Spirit of The Lord (i.e.): The Spirit who nestles within our bosoms and cries out to Our Father in Heaven! For unless we are called by God the Father, we would not even utter His praise.
May we raise our lowly voices from the depths of our soul and spirit. May we humble ourselves in unison with Mama Mary and proclaim with her: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” (46)
Happy Feast of the Assumption!