As we honor the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Book Of Revelations tells us “ a great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” We envision the picture of a remarkable woman, whom God has chosen to give birth to His Son, with the Son caught up to God escaping the terrible dragon that pursues it.
Mary, the symbol of perfect fidelity to God, remained without sin her entire life. By her obedience to His will, Mary set in physical motion the work of our redemption. The Word was made flesh in her and mankind was once more restored to God’s favor. The Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was assumed body and soul into heaven where she now reigns as Queen of heaven and earth.
Through the Resurrection of Jesus, we also have the promise and hope that all who believe and are faithful to God will come to share in the eternal life. We pray to Our Blessed Mother to look down in mercy upon all of us at Good Counsel Homes, and especially our mothers who chose also to say “Yes” to their gift of life from our God. May their “Fiat,” bring hope and trust in Good Counsel’s mothers lives and that through Mary’s intercession, our gentle queen and mother, we may all obtain the joys of eternal life.
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.”
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