The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary! It is a wonderful way for us to consider her life and example that are so important. She was willing to be the mother of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. She brought him into the world and into salvation history! Because of that, we believe that she was assumed into heaven at her natural death. Her love was rewarded in this very special way.
But this can also be true for us. No, we won’t be assumed at our natural death, but the promise of salvation is that we can be with God, through Jesus Christ, for all eternity in Heaven! We can share these graces of faith, hope and promise with Mary as we honor her Assumption this weekend.
May the promise of eternal life inspire us to live in this world with faith, hope and love.
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider