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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary



Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.


August 15th – 21st 2021


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my saviour; because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid”. Mary is given to us as the model of what a follower of Christ should be. Today, as we celebrate her Assumption into heaven, she models especially the importance of a spirit of thanksgiving and praise. Each of us has so much to be thankful for to God and to one another and yet we can spend so much of our time and energy complaining. This week we are invited to turn this around and practice praise and thanksgiving. We start with those who are closest to us, for example as wife and husband, parents and children, friends. But we should also extend it to the people we celebrate the Eucharist with instead of rushing away as soon as Mass is over. And of course, this week take time to thank God for all the gifts we have in our lives. 


Morning Prayer, when together

All powerful and ever-living God

you raised the sinless Virgin Mary, mother of your Son,

body and soul to the glory of heaven.

May we, as a married couple, see heaven as our final goal

and come to share her glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


During the day, when apart

Lord, receive our offering of our sacrament of marriage.

You raised the Virgin Mary to the glory of heaven.

By her prayers help us to seek you and to live in your love.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, may we who are united in married love

be led to the glory of heaven

by the prayers of the Virgin Mary.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Questions for Action for the week.

For your marriage: What is your ambition for your marriage?

Share this with your wife/husband this week.


For others: How can you, as a couple, help someone in serious need this week?