Wednesday August 14th: St. Maximillian Kolbe:
St. Maximillian a Conventual Franciscan who worked in the apostolate of the press in Poland and Japan. He died in Auschwitz, having taken the place of another prisoner who was married and had a family.
Thursday August 15th: The Asumption of Our Lady into Heaven.
Holy Day of Obligation.
The Assumption of Mary honours the fullness of blessedness that was her destiny, the glorification of her immaculate soul and virginal body that completely conformed her to the Risen Christ. This is a celebration that offers to the Church and to all humanity an exemplar and a consoling message, teaching us the fulfilment of our highest hopes. Their own future glorification is happily in store for all those whom Christ has made his own brothers and sisters by taking on their flesh and blood.