How the Queenship of Mary is connected to her Assumption –Aleteia

The two feasts in August complement each other and are liturgically connected.In the Roman Catholic Church, the liturgy celebrates two principal Marian feasts in August. The first is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 15, and the second is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary on August 22.While the two may not seem directly connected at first glance, a closer look will discover layers of spiritual meaning.

The feast of the Assumption has been celebrated by the Church since at least the 6th century, and for many years its celebration was extended by an octave.In the history of the Church all major feasts were celebrated for a period of eight days.

This meant that essentially the same liturgy was said, using the same liturgical texts each day of the octave.The eighth day of the octave was seen as a final “farewell,” honoring the spiritual themes of the feast for the last time. For this reason a complimentary feast was often instituted on this eighth day.When it came to the Assumption, it had an octave celebration for many centuries.

Then on May 4, 1944, Pope Pius XII established the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 22, the octave day of the feast of the Assumption. He did this so that by her intercession may be obtained “peace among nations, freedom for the Church, the conversion of sinners, the love of purity and the practice of virtue.

”However, Pope Paul VI decided to switch the feasts of the Immaculate Heart and the Queenship of Mary. The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was joined to the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (celebrated on the Saturday following the feast of the Sacred Heart, typically in June) and the Queenship of Mary was moved to August 22.

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McNaughton’s Latest: “The Masterpiece”… | The Last Refuge

From the artist: “What does the future hold for America? President Trump’s last few years in office have been remarkable. He has changed the direction of this county economically, devastated ISIS, negotiated with countries on the world stage, and been a powerful voice for American ideals.It hasn’t been easy, as he has been blocked by both Republicans and Democrats, trashed by the media, and hunted by the deep state in an attempt to undermine his presidency. But, the “painting” is not finished!”“I believe that Trump will yet reveal in the future a greater degree of prosperity, justice, and American influence that has never been seen before. His greatest achievements are yet to be revealed. How will history remember the presidency of Donald J. Trump? I believe it will be considered a “Masterpiece.””

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Missing Indiana girl, 16, found safe in Arkansas; alleged stalker taken into custody | Fox News 👍

A missing 16-year-old Indiana girl has been found safe Sunday in Arkansas with the assistance of the FBI, an Indiana sheriff said.Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez reported that Madison Eddlemon had been located, the Times of Northwest Indiana reported.

Source: Missing Indiana girl, 16, found safe in Arkansas; alleged stalker taken into custody | Fox News

Recession, Relaunch, #Hashtag Lies, and Violence- This is the Face of the Democrat Party – magAMedia

The Left’s desperation has been ramping up to an all-time high. The anxiety of knowing they could be stuck with Joe Biden seems to be kicking in, and they are coming out with wild conspiracy theories and resorting to unprecedented rhetoric.

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(PORTLAND, Fla.) JUST IN: Far-left and far-right groups clashed as six were injured and 13 arrested as tensions flare between protesters on streets lined with more than 1,000 cops just hours after President Trump threatened to declare Antifa a ‘terror organisation’ #AceNewsDesk reports | Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – Aug.18: The mayor of Portland, Ore., said Saturday night that his city had avoided the “worst-case scenario” after members of far-right groups and far-left members of Antifa held dueling demonstrations in the center of the city that lasted for hours on end: “Given the continuing movement and the number of people involved, I am grateful that this was a largely peaceful event,” Mayor Ted Wheeler told reporters. “Police did an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation, keeping the extremists on both sides separate for the most part, and of limiting interactions between individuals.” Far-left and far-right groups clash in Portland: Six injured and 13 arrested as tensions flare between protesters on streets lined with more than 1,000 cops just hours after President Trump threatened to declare Antifa a ‘terror organisation’

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California Dreamin (on a summer’s day) @alexa_wotus *updated*

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I often try to imagine what Alexa would look like in a vintage wedding gown. It has to capture her though. Whatever the gown looks like it must have the persona and essence of Alexa. At least as i imagine her…

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It can’t be a contemporary gown that looks like you’re skipping the wedding and going to the honeymoon. It can’t be what some would consider modest  but sacrifices romance and beauty. The gowns from the 1970’s are perfect. By the time wedding fashion made it to the 80’s they were so over the top and extravagant they were ugly.Contemporary gowns don’t leave much to the imagination.We’re not exhibitionists.

There are some vintage 70’s gowns that are outrageous and bizarre looking. It seems like every age has its avant-garde artists who think going off the rails makes a statement of some kind or they think they’re trend setters. They’re usually ugly as sin and nobody in their right mind is attracted to them.Ok, a very few people are and they’re almost always celebrities. As i said nobody in their right minds is attracted to them.

We just want to look our prettiest and remember that special day,right?

It too me over an hour to find just one and if  had i more time on my hands would have looked for several. I didn’t have 4-5 hours to spare today. I did the best I could do with the pages I could find.There weren’t as many as i had hoped to find .Maybe another day I can search again when i have my own computer and plenty of time.

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This might look nice with a spray of flowers as a hair piece in place of a veil.What do you think?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/643344462/on-sale-50-off-eliza-vintage-wedding?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=1970+wedding+gowns&ref=sr_gallery-2-22&organic_search_click=1

The one thing i did find were a page of Juliette cap veils.

https://www.topweddingsites.com/wedding-blog/wedding-attire/vintage-revival-juliet-cap-veils

That was a nice surprise.

I’ll keep looking. I’ll keep imagining. I’ll keep hoping she does get married one day. If none of these are what Alexa would have in mind herself,that’s ok too.

I haven’t finished working on my computer yet and there’s no guarantee it will work even after i do, so I still can’t spend enough time here to post everything i would like. The choice today was between writing something about Alexa or any political topic that relates to this weeks news.  Alexa won out. Actually that wasn’t much of a contest.

Husband went with his sister and 2 of her friends to do some fishing and picnicking on the Lake.  It’s too hard on me to go that far so i’m  home as usual but i’m used to it. Besides husband and I needed a break. We’ve been cooped up together all summer.

I’m not complaining that’s for sure. We had a major storm early this morning. Fortunately no power outages. I wasn’t sure his sister would even make the trip but she did.

After the storm the Eucharistic ministers made it here to bring communion. It wasn’t too long after that his sister showed up. They got ready and left. I wish she could stay a day or two but it looks like she’ll be heading back all in the same day.My guess is she’ll want to leave before dark.  It’s at least a 2 hr trip one way and she’s driving.

Shirley’s a good egg. If she tells her brother she’s going to come up and see him-she comes up. She is one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. I rarely get a chance to spend time with her because she and her brother usually like to go off and do things.

For all intents and purposes i’m home bound. I needed the breather today though and his computer to boot.It worked out well(got the breather AND the computer).

(CROWN POINT, Ind.) JUST IN: CPPD MISSING ALERT: A 16-year-old Indiana girl Madison Eddlemon reported missing this weekend and believed to be in “extreme danger” may have been abducted by a man who has allegedly stalked her, according to police: Can you help ? #AceNewsDesk reports | Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – Aug.18: Madison Eddlemon was last seen around 9 a.m. Saturday in Crown Point Ind., a city roughly 50 miles southeast of Chicago, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Her family last spoke with her 9 p.m. Friday: She was last seen in her car, which was later found abandoned, with a window cracked open and “some of her belongings” inside, the Crown Point Police Department said.

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Computer is down

I may not be able to press every article from the reader that i would like . Time is limited. As it is,the time i have to write my own blog entries is going to be short. I’ll be back online asap.

There is an up side; when the shootings took place in El Paso and Dayton i left twitter. The families didn’t even get a chance to respect the fallen when the left started to politicize the tragedy. It was all over twitter. That was enough for me. I made a conscious decision to get off Twitter for awhile then cut back on time  spent there. When my own computer bit the dust that pretty much took care of that. I’m working on it and HOPE to have it up and running soon. It might not happen either. There are some serious problems with it . So serious that it  may require buying a new computer in the end. It won’t be this month that’s for sure. Lack of funds is a real impediment. By some miracle i may get it running. Will see.

Meantime i watched the Trump NH rally. Fantastic. Great turn out. Now if all those ppl will just vote!

The Democrats are going to fall in line and push the racist narrative. Bill Kristol, Anthony ”mooch” Scaramucci  and other Never Trumps will be working to paint the President as becoming unhinged.The 2 groups-the Never Trumps and Socialist Democrats- may work together at getting the economy to tank.I’m not saying they are but i am saying i wouldn’t put it past them to join forces. We go into a recession around the time of the election they figure they can take down President Trump.

The Trump supporters are well aware that people are up to no good. We’re watching like hawks  and we’re determined to make sure Trump gets 4 more years.I have no allegiance to either party.You don’t support our President i don’t have the time of day for your nonsense,regardless of party.

Scaramucci will be CNN’s best chum now.I wouldn’t be floored if they hired him as a commentator.He’s their kind of guy. I’d be watching for a “mooch” book deal in the near future too. What a rat he turned out to be.

Speaking of books; i have a couple more winners to add to the Good Reads page tomorrow.

Be sure to check that page out. Take a look at the Trump 2020 gear i’m advertising too.