Assumed into Heaven, Mary is still close to us!
August 8, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
As I was preparing for these reflections before the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I came across an article written by Tom Perna (www.tomperna.org) For the Assumption, Tom compiled 7 quotes about the Assumption from Pope Benedict XVI. They are really good quotes! So I am going to share one a day, and match each quote to a message from Our Lady. I hope this works!! Thank you to Mr. Perna for his wonderful article.
The first quote:
1. “While she lived on this earth she could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is close to us, actually, “within” all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God. Being in God and with God, she is close to each one of us, knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us with her motherly kindness and has been given to us, as the Lord said, precisely as a “mother” to whom we can turn at every moment.” (Pope Benedict XVI)
We see what a great gift the Assumption was, not only to Our Lady, but to us! By her Assumption she was given the way to be our Mother in a very intimate way. The Father wanted it to be this way. He knew we would need Her as our Mother!
Our Lady has told us:
June 25, 2013
“Dear children! With joy in the heart I love you all and call you to draw closer to my Immaculate Heart so I can draw you still closer to my Son Jesus, and that He can give you His peace and love, which are nourishment for each one of you. Open yourselves, little children, to prayer – open yourselves to my love. I am your mother and cannot leave you alone in wandering and sin. You are called, little children, to be my children, my beloved children, so I can present you all to my Son. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Mother Mary, your Assumption into Heaven did not take you away from us, but rather opened the way for you to draw close to each one of us and mother us with your incredible love. You are here with us today. We want to draw very close to you, and to be guided by you in everything. Mother please make us presentable, and then present us to your Son, that we might live with Him and You in Heaven forever!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!