The Word Among Us

August 2004 Issue

A Mystery Encased in Human Flesh

Reflection on the ordinary and extraordinary life of the Virgin Mary.

By: Catherine Doherty

On August 15, we will celebrate the feast of Mary’s Assumption into heaven. It is an opportunity to recall and rejoice in the fact that God preserved Mary from sin and from the darkness of the grave.

It is also an opportunity to reflect on Mary as one of us—a human being who already enjoys the glorious future that is ours through...

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