Yesterday, in England and Wales was the Solemnity of the Assumption.
The feast marks the extraordinary honour given to Mary, a creature, by her creator. Drawn from this created world of passing time, she is now to enjoy life with God in all eternity.
How blessed is Mary, something she herself acknowledges in her Magnificat which we heard in the gospel and again in the communion antiphon.
All generations will call me blessed,
for he who is mighty has done great things for me.
Lk 1: 48-49
In the Prayer over the Offerings we make prayer for the offerings of bread and wine, and other gifts. Mary to is gift. She makes gift of herself to her Son and to God our Father. She is gift of God to us too. She draws us where she has been called.
Prayer over the Offerings
May this oblation, our tribute of homage,
rise up to you, O Lord,
and, through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
whom you assumed into heaven,
may our hearts, aflame with the fire of love,
constantly long for you.
Through Christ our Lord.
- For what do you ask through Mary?
- What quality of God’s love most thrills your heart?
Glorious Mystery: The Assumption. Medjugorje. © 2015, Allen Morris.