The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother was celebrated today during Mass at St. Vincent Church in Nazareth, Kentucky. India’s Independence Day was also observed. Michelle Grgurich, SCN, gave the reflection, praying for protection of the most vulnerable:
“Above all, I ask you, loving and protective mother of the poorest in this world, for the migrants who are on the way and for those who have no place to go or where to return, those who have received all kinds of abuses and violations, cover them with your mantle on this pilgrimage, protect them and help them save their lives.”
Margaret Rodericks, SCN, provided a few words about India’s Independence Day, noting the country was able to gain its independence from the United Kingdom through peaceful measures when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act in 1947. Sister Margaret also explained the symbolism of India’s flag; the three colors representing courage and sacrifice, peace and truth, and faith and chivalry.
Sushma Bodra, SCN offered the arati.