How's everyone doing today??? I hope everything is fine..I am just sharing this information about the Assumption of Virgin Mary which is celebrated today August 15. I could still remember back in my school days especially in high School and College where we made lots of activities during Assumption day. I am proud to study in Catholic Schools like Notre Dame Schools where in my early age, values formation are given great importance.
Thanks to all my teachers and mentors who imparted their knowledge, wisdom, values and teachings during the early years in my life. To my Alma Matter Notre Dame, keep up the great job!! You simply make a positive difference!! I especially dedicate this post to you!!
I have to escape now and do some household chores!!
have a great and blessed Friday to all!!
This is a very beautiful altar inside St. Ullrich Church. This church was built in 1721.
Please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary for more infos!!!
The Virgin Mary's Heavenly Birthday
The Assumption is important to many Catholics as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven). Her acceptance into the glory of Heaven is seen by them as the symbol of the promise made by Jesus to all enduring Christians that they too will be received into paradise. The Assumption of Mary is symbolised in the Fleur-de-lys Madonna.
The Feast of the Assumption is a Public Holiday in many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, Croatia, France, some states of Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Vanuatu. In Guatemala it is observed in Guatemala City and in the town of Santa Maria Nebaj, both of which claim her as their patron saint. Also, this is the celebration of Mother's Day in Costa Rica. In many places, religious parades and popular festivals are held to celebrate this day. In Anglicanism and Lutheranism, the feast is kept, but without official use of the word "Assumption". Her feast day is Fête Nationale of the Acadians, of whom she is the patron saint. Businesses close on that day in heavily francophone parts of New Brunswick, Canada. The Virgin Assumed in Heaven is also patroness of the Maltese Islands and her feast, celebrated on 15 August, apart from being a public holiday in Malta is also celebrated with great solemnity in all the local churches. In New York City, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended.