Mary’s Assumption

Daily Prompt:  Assumption, Disappear

When I hear the word Assumption I automatically think of the Blessed Mother.  Mary was taken up into heaven body and soul after she died and was put in her grave.  This is a feast we Catholics celebrate every August 15th.

When praying the Rosary, the Assumption is one of the Glorious Mysteries that we meditate on.  We reflect on the love Jesus has for His mother, and that while on the cross Jesus gave her to us as our mother too.

I realize that non-Catholics do not believe this.  And no there are no explicit references to this in the Bible.  But dogma of the Church and the belief of Mary’s Assumption are according to scholars who have studied scripture, implicitly referenced.

Sadly today many feasts in the church have disappeared.  Many that were holy days of obligation for Catholics, Mass is no longer necessary.  I am a cradle Catholic.  I went to Catholic elementary school   My school day started with Mass.  I attended Novena’s weekly.  I loved going to church and I loved my faith.

The music during Mass was beautiful.  The churches were beautiful with altar rales and marble columns.  My church had a beautiful fresco painted on the ceiling.  There were majesty and mystery to attending Mass.  You knew you were worshipping God.  The priest said Mass in Latin.  I believe that the disappearance of some of these traditions has caused people to fall away from their faith.

I must admit that the new way of things, post-Vatican II, did cause me to struggle a bit.  It has taken a long time for me to be comfortable again.  My anxiety over these changes is disappearing finally.  Which makes me happy.

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