Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Aug. 15, 2021

Reflection for Aug. 15, 2021

'The Almighty has done great things for me'

Mary's song of God's goodness  is one for all ages

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer

This Sunday we celebrate Mary’s bodily assumption into heaven at the end of her life. This is a teaching of our faith, confirmed as truth by Pope Pius XII in 1950. It has roots much earlier in apocryphal narratives from the third and fourth centuries.

The Gospel reading from Luke (1:39-56) proclaims Mary’s Magnificat. That prayer song of praise reminds us we do not have to die to enter into God’s presence. Our baptism claims us as God’s own.

The preface for the Mass states: “… rightly you would not allow her to see the corruption of the tomb since from her own body she marvelously brought forth your incarnate Son, the Author of all life.”  We, as baptized followers of Jesus, are called to give birth to the Lord in today’s world by the way we live our lives.

What difference can each of us make this week by being deliberate about what we choose to do?

Have a great week everyone!  Let’s go make a difference!


Ellen Kane
08/13/2021 10:03 am

Thank you, Sr. Carolyn, for your joyful reflection. You live the Marian spirit as you nurture and inspire those around you. We will strive with you to create life and love around each and every moment.

Father Bill Jacobs
08/16/2021 7:47 pm

I really enjoyed your Reflection. I liked your comment, "that we are called to give birth to the Lord in today's world by the way we lived our lives..." How true! Bless you & all the Good Sisters!

Fr. Bill

08/18/2021 11:36 am

Thanks, Carrie, for your reflection! Good reminder to be deliberate about our choices.

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