Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Assumption of the Virgin Mary

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August 15


Assumption of the Virgin Mary


This is the major feast of Mary in the Roman Catholic Church, the “Feast of Mary in Harvest” in the Irish Church, and the major feast of all churches that bear her name. As the Assumption is commonly depicted with Mary ascending through the clouds, she has become the patron of aircraft pilots and crew.

Formerly on this day, women were admitted to the Sistine Chapel between first and second vespers, being excluded the rest of the year lest they should disturb devotions with their chatter.


Almighty, ever-living God, You raised to

eternal glory the body and soul of the

immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother os your

Son. Grand that our minds may always be

directed heavenward and that we may deserve

to share in her glory. Amen.