Saint John of Damascus on the Assumption

THERE is no one in existence who is able to praise worthily the holy death of God’s Mother, even if he should have a thousand tongues and a thousand mouths. Not if all the most eloquent tongues could be united

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St. Alphonsus de Liguori on the Assumption

Fly, my soul, with Mary fly, Soar beyond the golden sky, Mount to Mary’s throne on high. Bright the queenly crown she won, Sweet the reign she has begun, As she stands beside her Son. Fly, my soul, with Mary

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Queen of Heaven and Queen of Men

The King looked up, and what he saw           Was a great light like death,           For Our Lady stood on the standards rent,           As lonely and as innocent           As when between white walls she went           And

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Cardinal Newman on the Assumption

AS soon as we apprehend by faith the great fundamental truth that Mary is the Mother of God, other wonderful truths follow in its train; and one of these is that she was exempt from the ordinary lot of mortals,

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Saint John of Damascus on the Assumption

Thy blessedness was not death, nor was dying thy perfection, nor, again, did thy departure hence help thee to security. Thou art the beginning, middle, and end of all goods transcending mind, for thy Son in His conception and divine

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MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS

1. The most bountiful God, who is almighty, the plan of whose providence rests upon wisdom and love, tempers, in the secret purpose of his own mind, the sorrows of peoples and of individual men by means of joys that

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Saint John Damascene: First Sermon on the Assumption

The first sermon of Saint John Damascene on the Assumption of the Mother of God: [147] THE memory of the just takes place with rejoicing, said Solomon, the wisest of men; for precious in God’s sight is the death of

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