August

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This month we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord on August 6 and the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary on August 15. Both these mysteries draw us heavenward as the Incarnate Lord’s glory is revealed to his disciples and Mary, the Mother of our Lord, is raised body and soul to the glory of heaven. In the Apostles’ Creed we profess our faith in “the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” That is about us, the consequence of our baptism into the risen Christ and the reward of fidelity. May the celebration of these feasts help us not to lose sight of our heavenly goal and our Christian dignity.