Igitur non dormiamus sicut ceteri.

Hail, Holy Queen

No blogging today in honor of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dormition to you Eastern Catholics.  I will be enjoying a fine El Rey del Muno tonight in celebration of our most glorious Queen! 

God’s temple in heaven was opened,
and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.
Then another sign appeared in the sky;
it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns,
and on its heads were seven diadems.
Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky
and hurled them down to the earth.
Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth,
to devour her child when she gave birth.
She gave birth to a son, a male child,
destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.
Her child was caught up to God and his throne.
The woman herself fled into the desert
where she had a place prepared by God.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have salvation and power come,
and the Kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Anointed One.”

The Apocalypse of St. John


3 responses

  1. Molly P

    Amen, and many thanks to the Blessed Virgin for her intercession!

    BTW, Its good to see you blogging again.


    15 August, 2007 at 9:19 pm

  2. M. Jordan Lichens

    Thank you! Believe me, it’s good to be blogging again, I can only pray that others agree 😀


    16 August, 2007 at 9:12 am

  3. Hello, nice post. Bookmark it.


    12 September, 2007 at 10:31 am