Link Feast of the Assumption by Jeffrey Miller August 15, 2003 written by Jeffrey Miller August 15, 2003 Fr. Todd has an excellent homily for todays Feast. 1 comment 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Pervert priests wrongly influenced by immoral American standards next post Fair and Balanced You may also like Pitty the fool who doesn't repent July 25, 2006 Atheists Flee Secular Universities for Catholic Education February 18, 2007 Obedience June 11, 2003 Refining the truth of the Islamic Golden Age November 15, 2002 Lawnmower Man April 5, 2006 Let’s Watch Doctor Who! August 5, 2014 A Priest Forever November 7, 2005 We will all face Jesus April 13, 2003 The future of religious life are NGOs. September 6, 2006 Don't leave Rome without it November 21, 2005 1 comment Earl E. Appleby, Jr. August 15, 2003 - 7:10 pm It would seem right that on this day of the Assumption of Mary to heaven the holy Church should rather invite us to mourn than to rejoice , since our sweet Mother has quitted this world and left us deprived of her sweet presence, as St. Bernard says: “It seems that we should rather weep than rejoice.” But no; the holy Church invites us to rejoice: “Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a festival in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” And justly; for, if we love our Mother, we ought to congratulate ourselves more upon her glory than on our own private consolation. What son does not rejoice, though on account of it he has to be sepaated from his mother, if he knows that she is going to take possession of a kingdom? Mary, on this day, is crowned Queen of heaven; and shall we not keep it a festival and rejoice if we truly love her? “Let us rejoice then; let us all rejoice.” –St. Alphonsus de Liguori, “Discourse on the Assumption of Mary,” in The Glories of Mary. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.