ASSUMPTION NOVENA

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ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 1

Friday, August 6

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above, and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your profound humility – that like you, we may let the will of God reign in our lives. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 2

Saturday, August 7

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your heroic patience – that like you, we may bear the uncertainty, trials and sorrows of life trusting in the providence of God. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 3

Sunday, August 8

DAY 3

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your ardent charity – that like you, we may live for others, especially the most vulnerable. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 4

Monday, August 9

DAY 4

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your constant mental prayer – that like you, prayer might become like breathing, nurturing our soul. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 5

Tuesday, August 10

DAY 5

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your divine purity – that like you, we may have God alone as our vision and aim. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 6

Wednesday, August 11

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your angelic sweetness – that like you, we may be compassionate, caring and welcoming to all whom God places in our lives. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 7

Thursday, August 12

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your obedience – that like you, we may be set free by hearing and responding to the heart of God. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 8

Friday, August 13

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your divine wisdom – that like you, we may learn from the experiences in our lives. Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

ASSUMPTION NOVENA DAY 9

Saturday, August 14

O Blessed Virgin Mary, you were received into Heaven by the angels and the saints as Queen, as Mother, and as Friend. We welcome your glorious assumption as your birthday, your heavenly birthday.

In the light of hope, we look above and the heavens are open. In your petitions to the Heart of Jesus, please grant us today, the virtue of your lively faith – that we may respond to your command, “Do whatever he tells you.” Today, I commend to your prayer: (Mention your request).

I surrender my heart to you, O Blessed Virgin, that the Heart of Jesus, the heart of Mary, and my heart may become one.

O Queen, assumed into Heaven, Pray for Us. Amen.

DAILY AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY

THE ASSUMPTION & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

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The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a very important day in the life of the World Villages family. Fr. Al established this day as an annual birthday celebration for all the children living in Boystown and Girlstown schools. Many of the children do not know their own birthdates, and have never celebrated their birthdays. Here is a bonus reflection from WVC Chaplain, Fr. Dan Leary.

FINAL AUDIO REFLECTION FROM FR. DAN LEARY