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August 15th: The Dormition and Assumption of Mary, Most Holy Mother of God. MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 14, 2014 ... THE ABOVE my source: Called to Communion Today, August 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. On this day, the universal Church celebrates what took place at the end of our Blessed Mother's earthly life. "The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory." This dogma is the great antidote to materialism and the moral corruption that follows despair, ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-15th-dormition-and-assumption-of.html
Pope Francis and the Evangelicals FR. Z'S BLOG - July 26, 2014 ... St. John Paul met with Yasser Arafat. Popes meet with all sorts. That's what Popes do. ROME, July 23, 2014 – When the news got out, and was confirmed by Fr. Federico Lombardi, that Pope Francis intended to make a private visit to Caserta to meet with a friend, the pastor of a local Evangelical community, the city's bishop, Giovanni D'Alise, was thunderstruck. He hadn't been told a thing . Moreover, the pope had planned his visit to Caserta for the same ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/_RJp1fPZKMc/
Unforeseen Celebration - July 10, 2014 When I scheduled my private retreat for this week at St. Meinrad Archabbey Retreat House, I was not thinking of the implication of the dates. This week has been a very good week for me spiritually. Although I have several issues with the housing, the meals, the internet service, et cetera, it was a good week of prayer. Very intense prayer. And now, tomorrow, I get to celebrate a rather special feast with the Benedictine community here at ...http://mydailymusing.com/index.php?/archives/1914-Unforeseen-Celebration.html