Friday, August 13, 2010

On the Dormition of our Lady

"If this Mother lived her Son's life, she also died her Son's death...Having collected in her spirit all the most beloved mysteries of the life and death of her Son by a most lively and continued memory of them, and withal, ever receiving directly the most ardent inspirations which her Child, the Sun of Justice, has cast upon human beings, in the highest noon of His charity; and besides, making on her part also, a perpetual movement of contemplation, at length the sacred fire of this divine love consumed her entirety as a holocaust of sweetness, so that she died thereof, the soul being wholly ravished and transported into the arms of the dilection of her Son."

St. Francis de Sales

Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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