The Solemnity of the Assumption

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The Solemnity of the Assumption, so dear to popular tradition, serves as a useful occasion for all believers to meditate on the true sense and value of human existence in view of eternity.  Dear brothers and sisters, Heaven is our final dwelling place; from there, Mary encourages us by her example to welcome God’s will, so as not to allow ourselves to be seduced by the deceptive attraction to what is transitory and fleeting, and not to give in to the temptations of selfishness and evil which extinguish the joy of life in the heart. (Angelus 15 August 2005).

 

Mary is an example and support for all believers: she encourages us not to lose confidence before the difficulties and inevitable problems of every day. She assures us of her help and reminds us that it is essential to seek and think of “the things above, not those of the earth” (cf. Col 3: 2). Caught up in daily activities we risk, in fact, to think that here, in this world in which we are only passing through, is the ultimate goal of human existence. (Angelus 15 August 2006)

 

 

 

On Monday the 15th of August there will be Mass at 10:00,12:00 and 20:30 in honour of the Feastday of the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary.

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