Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary!!! We have prayed together for nine days, hoping to prepare our hearts to better understand this beautiful Dogma. Our Lady at the end of her life on earth was drawn up into heaven, body and soul!! She was raised up to God as the first fruit of our own resurrections at the end of time. She is a sign to us that we too will live for eternity in heaven with God, body and soul!! This is our destiny, and it is our great hope. We have everything to live for!!!
Archbishop Fulton Sheen composed this beautiful description of the Assumption for the fourth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary:
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into Heaven
Mary was not a rose in which Divinity reposed for a time; she was the canal through which God came to us. Mary could no longer live without the Dream she brought forth, nor could the Dream live without her, body and soul. Her love of God bore her upward; His love of His Mother lifted her upward. Our Lord could not forget the cradle in which He lay. In the Annunciation, the Angel said: “The Lord is with Thee.” In the Assumption: “Mary is with the Lord.” Her Assumption is the guarantee that one’s prayers to her will be answered. The Son is on the right hand of the Father; she is on the right hand of the Son. (Fulton Sheen, The World’s First Love, P. 221)
I was praying about what we could give to Our Lady today, on her feast!! And I felt that she would love very much for us to pray a special Rosary, just for her intentions. I have chosen five messages that she has given to us about heaven, from whence she comes to us in Medjugorje! Of course, we use the Glorious Mysteries!!
The First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection
November 27, 1986 “Dear children! Again, today I call you to consecrate your life to me with love, so I am able to guide you with love. I love you, dear children, with a special love and I desire to bring you all to Heaven unto God. I want you to realize that this life lasts briefly compared to the one in Heaven. Therefore, dear children, decide again today for God. Only that way will I be able to show how much you are dear to me and how much I desire all to be saved and to be with me in Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
February 25, 1988 “Dear children! Today again I am calling you to prayer to complete surrender to God. You know that I love you and am coming here out of love so I could show you the path to peace and salvation for your souls. I want you to obey me and not permit satan to seduce you. Dear children, satan is very strong and, therefore, I ask you to dedicate your prayers to me so that those who are under his influence can be saved. Give witness by your life. Sacrifice your lives for the salvation of the world… I am with you, and I am grateful to you, but in heaven you shall receive the Father’s reward which He has promised to you. Therefore, dear children, do not be afraid. If you pray, satan cannot injure you even a little bit because you are God’s children and He is watching over you. Pray and let the rosary always be in your hand as a sign to satan that you belong to me. Thank you for having responded to my call.“
August 25, 1998 “Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer… Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 2000 “Dear children! Do not forget that you are here on earth on the way to eternity and that your home is in Heaven. That is why, little children, be open to God’s love and leave egoism and sin. May your joy be only in discovering God in daily prayer. That is why, make good use of this time and pray, pray, pray; and God is near to you in prayer and through prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May 25, 2018 “Dear children! In this peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him. You, open your hearts to the gifts which He desires to give you and, in the silence of your heart, adore my Son Jesus who has given His life so that you may live in eternity – where He desires to lead you. May your hope be the joy of a meeting with the Most High in everyday life. Therefore, I am calling you: do not neglect prayer because prayer works miracles. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Thank you, dearest Mother Mary, for coming to us in these days to draw us upwards to God through your messages. We want to live forever in Heaven with the Lord and with you! Please never stop teaching and guiding us in these days. May we be fit instruments in your hands for the salvation of souls!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2019