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The Dragon Loses; the Woman Wins (#437, Assumption of Mary)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Old Testament Ark of the Covenant contained three things: the sign of the true priesthood, the law, and the manna. The new Ark is Mary and she contains Jesus, who is the true Priest, the Lawgiver, and the Bread of Life.

The Feast of the Assumption shows us our true dignity as children of God. Mary also helps her children realize their true dignity. In the book of Revelation she faces off against a huge red dragon. Who wins? The woman, because God is on her side.  Be faithful like Mary and you will see the triumph of God.

(15 Aug 2014)