Saturday, August 15, 2009

Maria, Ora Pro Nobis

For Catholics and some other Christian traditions, today (August 15) is a day set aside to celebrate the belief that the body and soul of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was assumed into heaven after her time on earth had ended.

The proper name of the celebration is the Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To mark the day, here is the soprano Jessye Norman with "Ave Maria":

Flashbacks: Ave Maria, Hail Holy Queen, Mary's Month, Bookends, Lourdes, Guadalupe '06, Guadalupe '07 and Nuestra SeƱora.

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