Christ had promised not to leave them—us—alone. His soul descends into the realm of the dead to… Yes; the assumption of Mary in glory was only the triumph of her humility. The Resurrection. St. Teresa, in her childhood, grieving for the loss of her mother, east herself on her knees before the picture of the Blessed Virgin, beseeching her with many tears to take her under her special patronage, and to be to her a tender mother and tutoress.24 In like manner, we may, by a solemn dedication of ourselves to God under the patronage of the Virgin Mary, choose her for our principal advocate with him, and commend ourselves most earnestly to her mediation. Whence S. Gregory (Hom. Seventhly, He appeared in glory to the Blessed Virgin, His mother, and showed the Patriarchs to her, who all saluted her, and were filled with great joy. Further, as Gregory says (Moral. Accordingly, being compelled, he sends a tribune of the soldiers against the apostles to Bethlehem. iv. (14) Again, St. Leo IV saw to it that the feast, which was already being celebrated under the title of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God, should be observed in even a more solemn way when he ordered a vigil to be held on the day before it and prescribed prayers to be recited after it until the octave day. 14), “They ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.” And the 103d Psalm, quoted by Paul, Heb. It was fitting that the spouse, whom the Father had taken to himself, should live in the divine mansions. We apostles, therefore, having beheld the sudden precious translation of her holy body, glorified God, who had shown us His wonders at the departure of the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose prayers and good offices may we all be deemed worthy to receive, under her shelter, and support, and protection, both in the world that now is and in that which is to come, glorifying in every time and place her only-begotten Son, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the sorrows of hell, as it was impossible that he should be holden by it. Given at Rome, at St. Peter's, in the year of the great Jubilee, 1950, on the first day of the month of November, on the Feast of All Saints, in the twelfth year of our pontificate. Jesus: “My daughter, in my Resurrection, the right was given to creatures to rise again in me to new life. Again, lightning signifies the glory of Christ rising; for the body of Christ shone with glory like lightning. He considered it as entirely certain that, as God had preserved the most holy Virgin Mary from the violation of her virginal purity and integrity in conceiving and in childbirth, he would never have permitted her body to have been resolved into dust and ashes. Mary's body shall not suffer the corruption of death but shall become the first fruits of Christ's Resurrection. 27 For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. 19 To whom he said: What things? And I have made known to all, Jews and Gentiles, those things which I saw with my eyes, and heard with my ears; and as long as I live I shall not cease to declare them. The guards, struck with terror, become as dead men. Glorious Mysteries Tony Cosentino Renfrew County CDSB INTRODUCTION: Good (morning/afternoon) and welcome to our celebration of the Living Rosary. Here in this upper room, the Church is born, baptized in the Spirit and endowed with the truth. Whilst we contemplate the glory to which Mary is raised by her triumph on this day, in profound sentiments of veneration, astonishment, and praise, we ought, for our own advantage, to consider by what means she arrived at this sublime degree of honor and happiness, that we may walk in her steps. 21 He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. The Spirit enlivens and guides the Church, and each of us within the Church, to carry out Christ's man- ... Glorious Mysteries prayed Wednesday & Sundays outside of Lent and Advent: The Resurrection The Ascension The Descent of the Holy Spirit The Assumption THIS WEBPAGE IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST HERE. Glorious Mysteries. These studies and investigations have brought out into even clearer light the fact that the dogma of the Virgin Mary's Assumption into heaven is contained in the deposit of Christian faith entrusted to the Church. Nevertheless, we are greatly consoled to see that, while the Catholic faith is being professed publicly and vigorously, piety toward the Virgin Mother of God is flourishing and daily growing more fervent, and that almost everywhere on earth it is showing indications of a better and holier life. The great Church of Ephesus bore her name when the general council was assembled in it against Nestorius in 431. The Sorrowful Mysteries ended with the Crucifixion on Good Friday; the Glorious Mysteries pick up with Easter Sunday and the Resurrection and cover the establishment of the Church at Pentecost Sunday and the unique respect showed by God to the Mother of His Son at the end of her earthly life.
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