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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Feast of the Assumption

Let us rejoice with our Mother!! :-)

The Assumption - by A Missionary Sister of St. Peter Claver. "Echo From Africa, page 117, date: August 1975. "

"Lo, amidst the sunrise's aurora gold what do Heaven's inhabitants behold? Upon a white cloud a beautiful Virgin stands reverently borne aloft by angels' hands.
As to heaven's portals she draws ever more nigh heavenly choirs sing out through the sky: 'Blessed is she who comes to us like a queen. In mere human being such fullness of grace has never been seen!'
The gates of heaven swing open wide while the saints line up, side by side. The angels dance and sing with glee rejoicing that heaven's Queen they are bout to see.
Adam and Eve, Saint Joachim and Saint Anne to the gates are near to welcome, on her arrival, their daughter dear: with them are Saint Zachary and Saint Elizabeth, good Saint Joseph and the prophets too. To pay their Queen their homage true.
As the Virgin Mary sets foot on heaven's land Her Divine Son takes hold of her hand then presses her to His Heart in a loving embrace while her soul overflows with joy and grace.
Saint Elizabeth sets the saints' chanting key singing: 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.' Then Mother and Son join the processional train and Mary answers, 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.' this is her sweet refrain. "

Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us!!