As it says in Rev. 12:1-10, “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet.
Because Mary was full of grace, she overcame all temptations to sin. When she reached the end of her earthly life, her full level of holiness enabled her to immediately receive her glorified body, i.e., the restored unaffected-by-sin body like we shall all receive at the Second Coming of Christ. Because Mary did not succumb to death by sinning, her flesh never lost its eternal life, and thus she was “assumed” or transferred bodily to heaven. May her example of holiness assist us in our journey toward heaven. Let us ask her to share with us the grace that helped her to resist sin.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen!
|Together we pray:|
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell;
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those most in need of Your Mercy.
(Note: This song is an excerpt from the "Hail Mary" by Elyse O'Kane, used by permission,
and can be enjoyed in its entirety by ordering her CD "With All My Heart".)