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 Opus Dei Is For Pansies! February 16, 2006 Former President of a Secular Free Thought Society... October 4, 2012 Hell reduces corruption July 27, 2004 What is your Scrupulosity Index May 10, 2005 The trinitarian aspects of Optimus Prime. March 31, 2005 Mistranslation July 11, 2005 “Apart from faith, religious life has no meaning.” June 15, 2012 Here and there May 9, 2007 St. Blog Awards January 31, 2004 Feeling the love September 18, 2006 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.