This will be a very brief blog to remind all my Catholic brothers and sisters that today is the Feast of the Assumption and a Holy Day of Obligation. Or, as my pastor so eloquently puts it, a Holy Day of "Opportunity". This is a day to honor Our Blessed Mother and ask for her intercession. The photo included in this post was taken at The Grotto in Portland, OR. If you've never had the opportunity to make a pilgrimage there, I highly recommend it. You will be taken by it's beauty, serenity, and peacefulness. On this special day, let's close with...
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus; Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
P.S. Pray for your children today!