Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Hidden glory revealed
Mary, now united totally with her son, with whom she suffered excruciating ordeals, shows us how suffering transforms to glory. She gathers all her human children close in this season of harvest, her bounteous fruits and flowers. Today’s gospel shows Elizabeth affirming in Mary a vigor and holiness, mirroring God’s, that she herself might not have recognized. This feast points to the same glory in each of us, perhaps hard to believe, but still hidden, vital, intact.
TODAY'S READINGS: Day: Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56 (622). “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”