Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Assumption Of Our Lady

I don't have adequate words for this beautiful Marian feast we celebrate today, so I will leave you with perhaps the most perfect prayer to our Blessed Mother, the Hail Mary. It is sung by Andrea Bocelli in one of my favorite pieces of music, Ave Maria.
May we all in some way consecrate ourselves, body and soul, to Our Lady so that with her we may grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


Anne said...

Thank you Karinann. So lovely, a beautiful way to begin this feast day.

Robert B said...

Happy Assumption Day, Karinann. I imagine in Heaven we will hear voices singing much like Andrea Bocelli, Don't you?

Michael said...

Thank you for this! My favorite song sung by one of my favorite singers. Beautiful.

God Bless!

Karinann said...

Happy Feast of the Assumption to you, Anne, Robert and Michael. Glad you enjoyed today's musical post. And yes, Robert I do believe Mr. Bocelli's voice comes close to that of the angels.

Colleen said...

Thank you for this. I had a hard time writing about it too! Hugs!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Karinann for a few minutes of meditation.

God bless.

Karinann said...

You are welcome, Victor. Glad you enjoyed it.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.