Happy Feast of the Assumption!  

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Assumpta est Maria in coelum, gaudent angeli, collaudantes benedicunt Dominum. Maria virgo assumpta est ad aethereum thalamum, in quo Rex regum stellato sedet solio.
Here is an old poem resurrected in honor of the day, our parish's Patronal Feast.


Mary, what can I say in praise of thee?
All words fail to describe thy holiness;
Royal scion of David's noble tree,
Your beauty doth surpass all loveliness.

Many have sought to praise thee worthily
And better poets than I have fallen short;
Repeatedly I fail to praise enough,
Yet still I strive to praise thee as I ought.

Mother above all Mothers loving, sweet,
Above the Angels brilliant white in grace,
Rose of the world, Lily of purity,
Your glory glorifies the human race!

Mary, O hear my prayer, my Mother dear,
As thou art pure, help me to stay unstained,
Remember me, help me, till by thy aid
Your side, and your Son's footstool, I have gained.

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4 comments

Happy Feast to you all,
Regards,
Robert

August 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Thank you! Same to you, Robert!

August 15, 2009 at 4:21 PM

That is very lovely, Agnes! I am sure Mary adores it.

August 17, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Many thanks, Crusader! Good to see you drop in!

August 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM

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