Some days in the Liturgical season, by their cultural and religious nature, lend themselves better to celebrating as a family than others—such as Christmas and Easter. Yet, every Solemnity, Memorial, or Feast in the Catholic Church is worthy of acknowledging in some special way. For families, additional feast days can offer beautiful teachable moments and the creation of lifetime memories. This month, the Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15, commemorating the entry of Mary into heaven—body and soul. The Assumption falls into the category of “Solemnity,” which means it is among the highest rank feast days celebrating a mystery of faith.
In his writing, True Devotion to Mary, Saint Louis de Montfort highlights ten imitation-worthy virtues of Our Blessed Mother. Some virtues we may already recognize in ourselves; others may offer an opportunity to grow in personal awareness as we work toward holiness.
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Saint Joseph, the beloved foster father and protector of Mary and Jesus, cooperated with the grace of God to help bring Jesus into our world. Joseph teaches us how, we too, can journey with Mary and Jesus and welcome them into our hearts and homes. The force that moved so profoundly within the Holy Family was grace. The undeserved yet freely given gift of God’s Holy Spirit working deep within us, which helps us know, love, and serve God. Since Mary is full of grace, we can deduce that grace comes with exceptional power and blessings.
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Saint Louis de Montfort highlights ten imitation-worthy virtues of Our Blessed Mother in his writing, True Devotion to Mary. Some virtues we may recognize in ourselves, others offer an opportunity to grow in not only awareness but also holiness.