Praying with the Assumption of Mary | One-Minute Homily

by | Aug 15, 2021 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

How can we pray with the Assumption of Mary? Br. Sullivan McCormick, SJ, offers a reflection to pray with today’s solemnity. Based on the readings for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.

How do we pray with the Assumption of Mary?

Hi, I am Br. Sullivan McCormick and this is my One-Minute Reflection. 

Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

I want to offer a meditation for this Solemnity. Start by asking Mary to unite you with her Son and show you her Son. Take a moment to locate and name whatever might be pressing or stirring in your heart, whether that may be joy, happiness, frustration, sorrow, pain, or suffering. Imagine bringing that to Mary as she is assumed into heaven, body and soul. As she is reunited with her Son in heaven, ask Mary to help you talk to Jesus. Do not hold back. Be as free, open, and genuine as possible. 

In the words of Saint John Paul II “Taken up into heaven, Mary shows us the way to God, the way to heaven, the way to life.”


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