PODCAST | The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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On August 15th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mary is the woman clothed with the sun, the moon is beneath her feet, and crowned with twelve stars.  Through her actions she shows us what a life of faith looks like and what it means to be filled with a trust and joy that is unable to be disturbed by difficulties.  How does this life of faith begin?  Our Lady sets the example for us:

  • When the Blessed Virgin Mary was in contemplative prayer she listened and received the Angel Gabriel’s message from God.
  • She was open to the Holy Spirit allowing herself to be totally abandoned to the truth of the word of the living God.
  • She listened to the word of God and responded with complete trust, giving God her life to do with as He pleased.

We ask our Lady to help us to become souls of faith as we nourish our faith through daily prayer and meditating on the Gospels.


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Rev. Msgr. Frederick Dolan

Msgr. Frederick Dolan, a native of Bethesda, Maryland, was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1983. He has worked in Rome, New York City, South Bend (Indiana) and New Haven (CT). Since 1998 he has resided in Montreal and has been serving as Vicar of Opus Dei for Canada.

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