INSTRUCTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

INSTRUCTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

(August 15.)

The Church’s Year
By Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine

Why is this feast so called?

Because on this day the Blessed Virgin was taken up into heaven.

Why are plants and fruits blessed on this day?

The Church does this to manifest her joy at the glorious victory which Mary achieved over death, the world and the devil, and at her splendid triumph when she, adorned with virtues as with so many flowers, entered heaven; and that God may so sanctify and bless the plants and fruits, that their use may serve to our welfare.

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