Food for Thought: Edith Stein - Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD
Jesus Calming the Storm

Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Mary Assumpta Est
Mary Atop the Carriage House at Holy Cross Rumson

[Almighty ever living Father...]

Today the Virgin Mother of God 

was assumed into heaven

as the beginning and image

of Your Church's coming to perfection

and a sign of sure hope and comfort

to your pilgrim people;

rightly you would not allow her

to see the corruption of the tomb

since from her own body she marveously brought forth

Your Incarnate Son, the Author of all life.

from the Roman Preface of the Day