Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


The Assumption of the Virgin, by Peter Paul Rubens (1612-1617)


Remember, O most blessed Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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