The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Gospel Reflection for Sunday August 16th

Feast of the Assumption / 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Like Mary, we are called and invited to bear Christ in the world today through our words, actions and the quality of our daily lives and then live in the hope of eternal life with God, Mary and all the saints.

I invite you to read my gospel reflection for the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother – celebrated on Saturday the 15th in Ireland and on Sunday the 16th in England, Scotland and Wales.

With every blessing,

Br Michael Moore OMI


Gospel Reflection:

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Yesterday in Ireland the Feast of Mary’s Assumption was celebrated. However, it is being celebrated in Wales, Scotland and England today! So to honour both, I offer what hopefully is a prayerful reflection on the meaning and relevance of this wonderful Marian feast. Among the accounts of Mary’s life that we find in the gospels, the Assumption is not one of them. In fact the official teaching of the Assumption was not announced until 1st November 1950.

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