Thursday, August 15, 2013

Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady

We place ourselves in your keeping, Holy Mother of God.
Refuse not the prayer of your children in their distress,
but deliver us from all danger,
ever Virgin, glorious and blessed! 

We celebrated with great joy this titular feast of our Order this morning with procession through the four cloisters and then outside to the front entrance of the Abbey church. Then followed the solemn Mass. In addition there will be special foods at table for dinner, and this evening's Vespers will be followed by Benediction. Very soon we will post a video of our procession.
Photograph of the station of Our Lady in the west cloister by Brother Jonah and an ancient antiphon to the Virgin.