Rob fanboying over Kylie Minogue ;)
Rob and Guy Interview | The Rover Junket (x)
The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary (August 15th) is the celebration of the elevation of Mother Mary’s body into heaven. To recognize the day in which the Virgin Mother of God was assumed to heaven is a marvelous thing. Yet, why do we celebrate this momentous occasion? What makes this event so sacred that the Church denotes this as a Holy Day of Obligation?
It essentially focuses on one thing, and one thing only: Jesus Christ, Son of Man, Son of God. Everything that we know of Mary and why we honor of her is ultimately aimed toward Christ. In the Immaculate Conception, we believe that at the moment of conception, God, in His Infinite Wisdom and Love, preserved Mary from the effects of Original Sin, based on the timeless salvific grace won for us through the sacrifice of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. From the Annunciation, we see the “Yes” of Mary as the New Eve, choosing through the capacity of her own free will to follow God’s plan to bring Emmanuel, or “God with us.” At the Nativity, Mary bears the Son of God into the world, protecting and nurturing the fulfillment of the Ark of the Covenant (Jesus, the Bread of Life - John 6 / Manna - Exodus 16:34, Jesus, the High Priest - Hebrews 4:14-16 / Staff of Aaron - Numbers 17:10, Jesus, the Law - Matthew 5:17 / Ten Commandments - Exodus 40:18; Deuteronomy 10:5). Then, we have Mary’s elevation in her Coronation as Queen of Heaven and Earth, which comes from her relationship with Jesus, as in days of old, the queen being the mother of the king (Solomon to Bathsheba - 1 Kings 2:19).
And so, what about the Assumption? In this sense, Mary again becomes our access to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in two ways: as a sure sign of the hope yet to come, and to be a guide to help illuminate our path to God. As the hope, her body upon death was spared the expense of decay, a sign of the effects of the Original Sin that pervade this imperfect world. As the Ark, the pure vessel of God, we believe He saw it fit to preserve His bearer, and also as a testimony for us to believe in the hope of resurrection of BOTH body and soul.
Secondly, as one brought into heaven with the fullness of salvation, Mary, our Mother, continues to intercede and guide us just as she had her whole life. By stepping up, she brought Christ to the world that we would come to see God dwell among Man as promised (Isaiah 7:14). Through her intercession during the Wedding of Cana (John 2), Mary prepared the way by which Jesus manifested His first miracle as a sign of the Messiah, the Lamb of God who comes to take away the sins of the world.
Essentially, without Mary, Mother and Bearer of the Son of God, the gift of salvation would not have entered the world as God intended. Thus, it is only through Christ that we understand the honor offered to Our Mother. Then, in understanding what Mary has done can we rightly give thanks to Our Mother for her sacrifice and generosity to bring the Lord to us. It is through Mary that we have been blessed with the Word Made Flesh, and in the midst of all that, Mary, our Mother, turns our attention not to her, but to Him.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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.
And, for kicks and giggles: http://www.jasonbachcartoons.com/catholic-08.html
The Assumption of the Virgin, Italian school, 16th century.
Virtually every dog relishes a loving scratch behind the ears and some sweet, vocal praise. But dogs identified as pit bulls get a bad reputation and a lot less love.
London Live during ‘The Rover’ Press Juncket.
Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce reveal who (or what) they slept with on the set of The Rover.
These 2 are hysterical together.
The THREE stages of Robert Pattinson’s Kylie Minogue crush
Robert Pattinson and Eddie Redmayne at the HFPA Grant Banquet
Robert Pattindon, Eddie Redmayne, and Morgan Freeman at the HLPA Awards, August 14, 2014.
Rob Pattinson & Eddie Redmayne at the HFPA Grant Banquet
Rob with Eddie Redmayne on stage…HFPA Charity Installation Dinner
Robert Pattinson, HFPA Awards Dinner, August 14, 2014.
Robert Pattinson and Eddie Redmayne at the HFPA’s Grants Banquet - August 14th, 2014 +
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