15 August – Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven

The Feast of the Assumption is celebrated by Catholics throughout the world.

St Ignatius of Loyola had a deep devotion to the Mother of Jesus. Early in his conversion journey, in March 1522, he stopped at the Abbey of Montserrat, in Catalonia, and knelt before the statue of Mary. He told her of his desire for a new life and entrusted himself to her maternal love.

Father Arturo Sosa, in this Ignatian Year, also prayed before the same image of Mary in Montserrat.

Let us join him in prayer.

Prayer to Our Lady of the Assumption

O Mary, Mother of Love,
We stand before you with our joys,
our desire to love and to be loved.
Here we are with the weight of our days,
with our miseries, our violence and our wars.
But love is stronger than all:
we believe that it still exists,
for love comes from God.

We pray to you: may our homes be filled
with simple gestures of brotherhood and kindness,
of trust, goodwill and generosity!
May families and nations be open to sharing,
forgiveness and reconciliation!

Mother of love, intercede for the human family,
support the efforts of those who work
for justice and peace.
Grant us the grace to be faithful to the Gospel
and to bear fruit that endures.

Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us.

[Source: Diocese of Nancy]

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