Feast of the Assumption

September 15, 2023

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven,
I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth,
you have at last been taken to the throne
prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.

Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption
above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity.
Teach me how small the earth becomes
when viewed from heaven.
Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate
through which I shall pass to your Son,
and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul
in the unending bliss of heaven.