Face to Face: A Reflection on the Assumption of Mary


“The Manger”, photograph by Gertrude Kasebier, c. 1899

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Eye to Eye

Spirit to Spirit

Mary falls into her baby’s gaze.

Silent communion

Deep understanding

Infinity shared with a finite mortal.

Finite Mother of an Infinite God.

Assumption Statue Of Mary Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Assumption Statue Of Mary Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

 A Profound mystery

which means

I became hers

When I became a

Sister of Christ,

Child of God.

I chose to rest in Mary’s arms

Face to face

Eye to eye

Finite being sharing with Infinity

Raised in Him to Eternity

Death’s stranglehold broken.

I am free to live in communion with God and His mother.

Mary's Assumption into Heaven in the Servite church of Montescenario in Tuscany, Italy.
Mary’s Assumption into Heaven in the Servite church of Montescenario in Tuscany, Italy.

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