For Catholics, today (August 15) is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Out in Teaneck, New Jersey, my old college buddy Anthony Santella is doing a large scale carving of Mary out of the trunk of a dead softwood tree on the grounds of St. Anastasia Church.
Here are some images of the work in progress:
Also (via Fran on Facebook): Karl Rahner on the Assumption of Mary.
Flashbacks: Solemnities of the Assumption 2010, 2009, 2008 and Bertha.