A Very Happy Feast of the Assumption!

Wishing all our bloggers and readers a very happy Feast of the Assumption.  Feel free to share your favourite prayers, hymns, stories – even your favourite jokes, of the good clean fun variety – to celebrate the Feast.  But first, click here to read Munificentissimus Deus – the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius XII defining the dogma of the Assumption in 1950.  

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  1. Confident in the protection of Our Most Holy Mother, we continue to fight. The victory is certain: Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat! So be it.
    To all of you I wish a holy and joyful feast of the Assumption!

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  2. Caroline,

    That’s wonderful news! It brought to my mind the news which is published on the front page of our July newsletter, which you may have read. I copy it here for ease of reference – shows how close Our Lady is to us all, especially to those seeking her Son. A lady named Carole booked to come to our Conference on 13th May, almost at the last minute. Later, we discovered that she had been learning about our religion. I quote her own words here, from our front page, July edition (available to read on the Newsletter page of our website). Our report reads:

    Carole* (50) has lived in Glasgow since September, 2016. Although she is not baptised, her husband is a member of a Protestant denomination and for quite some time she had been researching Christianity, attracted to Christ and wanting to find out as much as possible about Him. Her research took her on a veritable tour of the various Protestant groups, but she was drawn more to the Catholic Church. Carole read as widely as possible, visiting various websites and blogs to educate herself on the subject. She signed up to receive our newsletter by e-mail and became informed about the crisis in the Church, the various controversies, including the debate around the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass. Below, she tells us how she came to book for our Conference:

    “I was in my kitchen thinking over the things that were going wrong in my life and I was feeling really low. Out of despair I cried out for Our Lady’s help for the first time in my life. I prayed for her to help me in my life. Shortly after, on the same day, I “remembered” that I never finished reading the last  CT newsletter I received a good while ago and I started reading it. I saw the advert for the Fatima conference that was happening on the Saturday and contacted Catholic Truth by email to see if there were any tickets left. There was one, just for me I found out later (one of a few coincidences.) I went to the conference on my own and found the atmosphere and the people I spoke to friendlier than I had expected and very welcoming. As it turned out, I chose to sit at the table where members of the Catholic Truth team were sat too. Right after the Conference began, during Ellen’s presentation at the beginning of the conference, I realised that talking to Catholic Truth was going to be my way into The Church, that after searching for Our Lord for the larger part of my life, with all the pain and errors I made because I did not know the way to Him, this was it, I was home. I understood intimately at that moment that it was through Our Lady that I had to go to get to Christ. You have to understand that asking for the Blessed Virgin Mary’s help was a very novel concept for me. Nothing in my life had prepared me for it. This is why I will always be grateful for the existence of Catholic Truth; it did lead me to The Truth and made it a concrete reality in my life.”

    Carole told us that she was “instantly converted”: “I knew, as I was listening to the talks and so on, that I had to be a Catholic.”

    Carole also knew, she said, that she wanted to be a “traditional” Catholic from the outset. She has now attended several Traditional Latin Masses at the Glasgow chapel of the Society of St Pius X, and loves it! She is keen to be received into the Church, although that could take some time; she has been advised to keep coming to Mass, and a couple of members of the Catholic Truth team are meeting with her regularly to answer questions about the Faith.

    We thank Our Lady of Fatima for the great grace of a most successful Conference on 13th May, which we are told, helped many people in various ways. We especially thank Our Lady for using the day to dispense the wonderful grace of conversion on a soul who has been so earnestly seeking the truths of salvation for so long. We entrust Carole to her patron – Our Lady of Fatima – thanking God for the privilege of permitting Catholic Truth to play some small part in her journey into the Church. Our Lady of Fatima, Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for her! END OF REPORT Click here to reach Newsletter Page on our website.

    A very happy Feast of the Assumption to you Caroline – if you are within reach of Glasgow and think we can help you, let us know. We will be very pleased to do so.

  3. I would also like to wish everyone great graces on this holy Feast of the Assumption. May Our Lady, Mediatrix and Co-Redemptrix, bless and watch over all of us.

  4. A happy Feast Day to all CT bloggers.

    This is one of my favourite hymns to Our Lady, sung by a priest called Fr Francis:

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