Humor The Fourth Glorious Mystery by Jeffrey Miller September 28, 2005 written by Jeffrey Miller September 28, 2005 "The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary" 8 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Witch Hunts next post It's all about me You may also like Milking "Whose on First" November 25, 2006 Hurricane Checklist September 5, 2004 The Acension Explained May 25, 2006 How to Address a Dissenter November 14, 2004 Priest and Doctor October 11, 2006 New heresies March 14, 2008 Pick the altar of your choice March 10, 2005 Candidate's favorite books December 22, 2007 Bored Game June 1, 2007 Here and There May 31, 2018 8 comments Cornelius September 28, 2005 - 9:36 am Well, would St. Peter have already been there waiting for Mary? Or would she have beaten him to it? Which event occurred first: Peter’s martyrdom or Mary’s Assumption? Tom Sanko September 28, 2005 - 10:41 am Mother Mary is showing her humility as the lowly handmaiden of the Lord in the Annunciation and Magnificant. Dev Thakur September 28, 2005 - 11:05 am All the apostles were martyred except St. John, who took care of Mary. Then Mary was assumed after her dormition (she was much older than St. John, obviously). Then St. John died. That’s my understanding . . . but I’m sure you could challenge it. Lucy September 28, 2005 - 12:00 pm According to Anne Catherine Emmerich, the Blessed Mother died before any of the apostles did. St. John had sent word out that she was dying. They were all there in prayer as she passed, (yes, accept Thomas) and when Thomas arrived they took him to the place where she had been placed. When they removed the stones to show him, her body was gone, but the burial clothing was still there, along with the vail that had covered her face. It is said by Anne Catherine that the first Stations of the Cross were made by Mary. The stations started at the Blessed Mothers home all the way to where they placed her body. Anne Catherine said that this would all be found, the home and burial place, in time. Interesting reading. Bear September 28, 2005 - 2:46 pm Reminds me of the time I actually heard a priest say in a homily that the Assumption was an “assumption”… he got calls to the Bishop on that one. Terrence Berres September 28, 2005 - 3:50 pm i.e., “… when Thomas arrived they took him to the place where she had been placed. When they removed the stones to show him, her body was gone …” Thomas: she was taken up to heaven? Eleven: that’s the assumption. Fr. Tony September 28, 2005 - 5:14 pm Yes–I heard this joke years ago in the form of a Tom Swifty: “So, this must be Heaven,” Mary assumed. Which inspired other religious Tom Swifties, such as: “I’m tired of Ur; I’ll become a nomad,” Abram said intently. There are more. I could unload them during Lent for some penitential reading. Margo September 28, 2005 - 7:55 pm Oh, that was good! And Fr Tony, bring on the Tom Swifties — I haven’t heard any in years, let alone any *Catholic* Tom Swifties! Comments are closed.