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Activities for the Assumption

Activities for the Assumption

Untitled design (49)Today marks a great celebration in the Church – the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Use this free printable to trace the history of the Church’s teaching about Mary’s Assumption in which she was taken, body and soul, to Heaven. Today is also a good opportunity to introduce or review the Memorare, the special prayer written by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux  in honor of Mary. Memorare means “to remember” in Latin. Saint Bernard, whose feast day the Church celebrates on August 20, was an 11th-century French saint who was particularly devoted to the Virgin Mary.

 

 

Memorare

Remember, most loving Virgin Mary,

never was it heard

that anyone who turned to you for help

was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence

though burdened by my sins,

I run to your protection

for you are my mother.

Mother of the Word of God,

do not despise my words of pleading

but be merciful and hear my prayer.

Amen.

 

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