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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Flowers in the Ocean - The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

On the feast of The Assumption, I pray to resemble Our Lady more.

And, I remember a feast day a while back when, after a seaside Mass in a beach town Church, the parishioners all followed Father in a procession to shore. There, the lifeguard took Father on a jetski out into the surf. A wreath of fresh flowers, blue and pure white Father held in his hands and then threw into the rising wave. He stood up a bit, made the sign of the cross over the atlantic and then dove backwards, into the sea, to bodysurf in on the wave.  Rose petals danced on the racing, baby waves that ran up the sand.  Pilgrims hastened to the tide, with empty bottles, to capture the blessed sea water....

Our faith is filled with such beautiful moments.


Billie Jo said...

Oh my! That is so beautiful! I can only imagine how wonderful that was to witness..

Blessed day, friend. : )

Jamie Jo said...

Wow, that was beautiful. Thank you, and blessings on this beautiful feast day!

Allison said...

Wanted to share this response from my Mother -

"I also remember that day as very special. However, today during mass and when singing songs about Mary I also felt the beauty and wonder of this most special women. As a child our priest would tell me to imitate her. His words and her example have brought me through many challenges throughout my life. My love for Mary has truly been a blessing. "May the power of the Blessed Mother come upon the name of The Father, The Son and the Holy Sprit"... as I know it has.
Love and God's blessings,

Allison said...

Thank you, Mom, Billie Jo and Jamie Jo and readers.

My mother reminds me of the prayer that a special evangelist recieved from the Blessed Mother. Before homeschooling my husband and I would give it to the kids on their way to school.

On this feast day I pray it over all of you....

I bless you with the blessing of the Blessed Mother and may the power of the Holy Spirit come upon you.

Tiffany said...

This is just awesome! Love Our Lady and the beauty that radiates from others who love her:) God bless your feast days and beyond.