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Sunday 15 August

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S) Apocalypse 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; Psalm 45; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 Blessed among women We honour Mary especially today. Our early missionary, Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier, in the Hokianga in 1838, celebrated his first Mass in Aotearoa and dedicated our land to Mary in her Assumption. So, we remember […]

Mary in August

Traditionally, the woman clothed with the sun is identified with Mary, the glorious Mother of the Son of the most high God, she who has been crowned Queen of heaven and earth. As well, one of Mary’s titles is ‘Ark of the Covenant,’ because she is Theotokos, the ‘God-bearer,’ the one in whom God lived on earth.

Sunday 16 August

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – PATRONAL FEAST OF AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND Apoc. 11: 19; 12: 1-6,10; Ps. 45; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1: 39-56 Mary Immaculate Most Blessed Mary, I am filled with awe when I consider the wonder of your Assumption into heaven. You are my model, the ideal witness to God’s […]

Thursday 15 August

the ASSUMPTION of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Patronal Feast for Aotearoa New Zealand Apocalypse 11:19, 12:1-5,10, Ps.45, 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, Luke 1:39-56 Mary Assumed into heaven, pray for Aotearoa New Zealand We speak of Mary as like the moon, shining only the reflected light of Christ. Her bodily assumption into heaven shines the sure […]

Mary’s Assumption

To create this mixed-media representation of Mary’s Assumption, American sculptor Charles L. Madden drew on the image in Revelation of “a woman clothed with the sun”. He combined this image with a couplet from Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from […]

Mary for Today – Mary in the Year of Faith

New Marian Dogmas Unlikely This article is a response to a request to reflect on the call for new Marian dogmas. It is based on a conviction that rather than go down new paths we need to give life to the truths about Mary we already have, to let them speak anew into our 21st […]

Mary for Today:- Mary in the Year of Faith – The Assumption

Introduction:  “The law of prayer is the law of belief” is a saying that owes much to Augustine and the theological battles of the fifth century. It implies that the basis of doctrines can be seen in popular consensus as shown in liturgical celebration, of feasts in honour of Mary. Pius XII appealed to this […]

Mary for Today: Part 10

Mary in Church Dogma. Liturgical Feasts: Understand and Accept What?: The church has stated that there is ‘a hierarchy of truths’ and from the current scene one could easily get the impression that the Marian dogmas, for better or worse, do not have the priority and influence that they used to have. They are often […]