Sunday, August 6, 2017

Assumption Novena

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.
From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).
When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.


Enbrethiliel said...


While praying this last night, Elena, I reflected on the strange appropriateness of starting the Assumption Novena on the Feast of the Transfiguration. August 6 is also when the first nuclear bomb was dropped on a city full of civilians--the most grisly act of cruelty in a world war that had already seen so many crimes against humanity. And the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption was made right after World War II, to remind a jaded, shell-shocked world that human life has never stopped being sacred to God--and that the human body has never stopped being a worthy temple of the Holy Spirit.

elena maria vidal said...

Beautifully expressed, E.

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