Our Lady of the Assumption’s Feast Day, August 15th, has been celebrated for over 1,000 years and is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics. So, Priests work in every Parish, saying Mass on Our Lady’s Feast Day, because it is a rule that all Catholics attend Mass on Her day. While the Priests are offering Masses, the members of their congregations honor Our Lady by resting, praying, and doing little servile work. In New Orleans, it is usually so hot on August 15th, the church goers eagerly leave work, attend Mass, rest, and pray to Mother Mary. Another thing all Catholics are asked to do on August 15th, is fast, which means abstaining from eating until August 16th. In Canada, the Celebration of the Assumption, is not a Holy Day of Obligation but many still celebrate and adhere to the rituals of Our Lady’s journey to Heaven. [© 2008, for Liz]
Your order includes our vibrant one-of-a-kind hand-painted saint medal, a silver necklace or clasp (your choice!), the story of Saint Adrian in greeting card format, a felt pouch for safekeeping, unique prayer cards from Rome, Italy, an extra envelope for easy mailing or gifting and a money back guarantee, “No Questions Asked.” Rob and SaintsforSinners.com stand by their work product. The stories are sometimes embellished, paraphrased, or updated, but overall, they retain the theme presented at canonization or veneration.