Monday, August 15, 2011

Feast of the Assumption

Today is the solemn Feast of the Assumption, or Marymass.  The feast commemorates the assumption of Our Lady into heaven, body and soul, and is a holyday of obligation.

Traditional celebrations of this feast usually have a lot to do with herbs and flowers, as an old legend tells that after Adam's fall, all the flowers lost their scent, and that as a special favor to His mother, Our Lord restored their scent when she left the world.  The Bible account of this event says that her tomb was filled with flowers when she had left it, and they filled the air with their sweet fragrance.  I guess this is where the legend comes from.
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