Reflections … Saturday, June 1

Calvary in Katowice Panewniki, Chapel of the R...

Calvary in Katowice Panewniki, Chapel of the Rosary – The fourth glorious mystery “Assumption of Mary”. Completed in 1963.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fourth Glorious Mystery, The Assumption. “And the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” Revelation 12:1. It’s fitting that the moon should be under Mary’s feet. The moon has no light of its own, it reflects the light of the sun. This reflection is the only reason we see the moon, it wouldn’t be visible otherwise. What saint is there, including the Queen of all saints, that would attract our attention on their own? In Heaven, and here in Revelation we see Mary in Heaven which fact proves her Assumption, everyone and everything reflects the only light there is. “And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.” Revelation 21:23. Everything is secondary to the Light that is Christ. “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4. Mary knew this on earth, she knows it in Heaven. Her being there gives glory to God and reflects for us His Mercy, Grace, Goodness, and Love towards all of us. We should all desire, as Mary does, to be this sort of beacon to those around us. We should all strive, praying for the grace to be mirrors in which people can view the goodness of the True Light. Let us reflect on that.

Today …

St. Tegla

The otherwise unknown patron saint of a church and well in Ciwyd, Wales. We don’t even know when this person died. I’m not sure if they were male or female given the description I found. Isn’t that wonderful? Nothing about them gets in the way of Jesus, no facts about their life obscures our view of Him. And the only reason we even know this saint existed is because they were and are followers of Jesus. We ought to all want to be this kind of saint, reflecting the Light of Christ and nothing else.

Quote … “Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” ~ Pope Pius XII ~