Friday 15 August 2008

The Assumption of Our Lady

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. We celebrate the fact that, at the end of her earthly life, Mary the mother of Jesus was taken up body and soul into heaven, to share the life and glory of her Son. Throughout the day candles burn next to a small Marian shrine erected in the Cathedral for today's feast. The statue and flowers will remain until next Friday when the Queenship of Mary is celebrated.