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Making assumptions about The Assumption

The clever video below, from the good people at Busted Halo, tells us everything you need to know about the feast we celebrate Sunday. H/T Concord Pastor (with an added wave of the deacon stole out to Mike Hayes in far off Buffalo!)

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posted August 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

Thanks for this entry.
I also found an interesting article about the Dormition/Assumption providing a broad perspective on the feast’s history and the various ways it is observed. Worth checking out:

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Jan Sullivan

posted August 15, 2010 at 11:02 am

I think John Paul II taught that since God did not spare his own son from death, we can presume that He did not spare the mother of his son the same fate.

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posted August 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thank you for posting this, Deacon Greg! I will be linking this on Chaplain’s Corner over at The Right Reasons.

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Clare Krishan

posted August 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

I like the choice of art pieces – mature matrons as Mary would have been c. half a century old, no? Some popular images one sees at this time of year seem to imply Mary never got a wrinkle or a gray hair. Such saccharine renditions reduce our heavenly Queen to a pastiche-fairygodmother-like status, a glorious body perhaps, but one that resembles some tinpan alley celebrity after liposuction and plastic surgery… not at as attractive IMHO as the real-deal, a woman who had seen and heard the most earth-shattering story ever told and spent her final years in heart-felt longing to be reunited with her Son!

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