Fr. Linh, OFM speaks about the life of St. Francis and the meaning of a “Bodhisattva”: someone who has achieved enlightenment but delays moving on in order to guide others along the path.
We will soon celebrate the Feast of the Assumption - the wondrous moment when God took Mary into Heaven, body and soul, to be joyously reunited with the Holy Family. Born on the Feast of the Assumption, St. Anthony’s life was interwoven with the Blessed Mother. He spent years preaching about her importance and grace, right up until his final moments when he sang his favorite hymn to her. Christopher and Michelle, these feast days, like the Assumption of Mary, give us insight into our relationship with our all-loving God. The great Feast of the Assumption of Mary gives us hope that we will follow Our Lady in death to be with her and her Son Jesus in eternal life. Did you know that The Feast of The Assumption of Mary is the oldest feast day of Our Lady and that no one knows when or where it began to be celebrated in the Church? I think it’s a beautiful story of how God works in our lives. It seems that after The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built in 336AD, events in the life of Our Lord began to be celebrated by the Christians in Jerusalem. One of the stories about His mother centered around the “Tomb of Mary,” which was close to Mount Zion and where the early Christian community had lived. It’s important for us to understand [...]
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