Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 15, 2021
Our Art Gallery
The Assumption of Mary
For Parents to Teach To Their Children
This coming Sunday will celebrate “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary” in Roman Catholic Churches throughout the world. Here are readings for this day that you can read with your children:
“Mary is taken into heaven, body and soul, where she takes her place next to Jesus. Her victory with her Son makes her Queen of the Universe. From there, she praises God and prays for us.”
“R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Mary is taken up to heaven;
a chorus of angels exults.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.”
Gospel LK 1:39-56
“Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Blessed are you who believed
that what was spoken to you by the Lord
would be fulfilled.”
And Mary said:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.”
Mary remained with her about three months
and then returned to her home.”
Photo from My Visit to Israel and Sacred Christian Sites
“Here is the “Salve Regina,” chanted by the Monastic Choir of the Abbey of Notre-Dame Fontgombault. It is a beautiful version of this song to our Blessed Mother. Ave Maria! Published on Dec 31, 2009″
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae:
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos
ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis, post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens: O pia: O dulcis
Our Art Project–Draw or Paint a Picture of Mary or Her Crown/Garland
Here are four samples that your child might like to look at. Children can use any art supplies they have at home. I always use watercolor paper for almost all drawing or painting projects because it is strong. The first sample was a watercolor that I didn’t like so I cut it up and pasted it onto bright poster paper. It’s wonderful to transform a painting into a lovely collage. I used a gold ball point pen for the crown drawing and painting. Below is a watercolor, plain and simple. The painting of young King David is fun because we only see his eyes. Using a black Sharpies pen and watercolor together gives a painting “pop!” Have fun.