Friday 1 July 2011
No.356 - July-August 2011
Our theme for the year:
“I saw a huge crowd”
Holiday crowds here and there… Crowds of the 15th of August gathered for this feast of the Assumption which illuminates our summer and rejoices our heart…
For it is the feast of our hope: Mary is drawn, body and soul, into the glory of the risen Jesus, raised to heaven and seated at the right of the Father.
Already with the Ascension of Jesus, 40 days after Easter, his humanity, the same one he received from Mary, was glorified in new life. Already, our humanity, risen with Jesus, was near the “Father, creator of heaven and earth”. And it is He who took into heaven Mary “a woman clothed with the sun”.( Rev.12, 1).
For Jesus is the Sun of justice. Raised, he is the un-dimmable light.
Mary is not the sun, source of light. She receives the light of God himself and reflects it as does the moon to lighten our night.
And such is our hope in our life of darkness and light. Mary is a woman, with the fullness of our humanity.
If she is attracted to be close to the one who was raised, it is so that we, too, may be attracted by Him to his side.
The Communion of Saints, the huge crowd of witnesses is our family united by the Resurrection of Jesus, victor over death.
The feast of Mary attracted into heaven becomes the feast of our hope: to attain this heaven of love stronger than death where Jesus invites us and where Mary waits for us.
Such is our hope rooted in the “Good News” of Christ, victor over death who places the world into God’s hands.
Fr. Gilles DANROC o.p.
International Chaplain of the Rosary Teams
Editorial of September 2011
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