(From this mornings Liturgy of the Hours)
Mary Immaculate, star of the morning,
Chosen before the creation began,
Chosen to bring in the light of thy dawning,
Woe to the serpent and rescue to man.
Here, in this world of both shadow and sadness
Veiling thy splendour, thy course hast thou run:
Now thou art throned in all glory and gladness,
Crowned by the hand of thy Saviour and Son.
Sinners, we worship thy sinless perfection;
Fallen and weak, for thy pity we plead:
Grant us the shield of thy sov’reign protection,
Measure thine aid by the depth of our need.
Bend from thy throne at the voice of our crying,
Bend to this earth which thy footsteps have trod:
Stretch out thine arms to us, living and dying,
Mary Immaculate, Mother of God.
The photo is how I spent yesterday. I looked at decorating the church yesterday for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as someone decorating for a wedding. Not just any wedding but that of Mama Mary’s and her homecoming into the arms of Abba Father. I pondered last night as I was laying in bed, being in the arms of both of them. My soul cuddling up between them. Oh what a comforting place to be. Unable to move in any way because the love of both Parents, was overwhelming.
Mama Mary, behold your children.
Last night, as I was on line, I found the most amazing photo. I thought how beautiful. Then I looked up the information as to where the place was and what it was that I had been oogling over. It turns out, it is the Church of the Assumption of Mary on Bled Island in Slovenia. Let the photos below speak for themselves.
This is just a tiny view into how much Abba Father loves our Holy Mother Mary.. A place this beautiful could carry her name, but as beautiful as this place is, could not hold a candle to Mama Mary in all her beauty….