Saturday, August 15, 2015

Happy Feast of the Assumption!

Happy feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother, body and soul, into heaven.

Canadian Thomist philosopher Charles de Koninck was a big defender of the Assumption. He saw Munificentissimus Deus (1 November 1950), which Pius XII promulgated only a few months after his anti-Modernist and pro-Thomist encyclical Humani Generis (12 August 1950), as contra Cartesian dualism, since the Pope stresses the unity of the body and soul in proclaiming our Blessed Mother was assumed both body and soul into heaven.

Following upon Munificentissimus Deus, we can draw this conclusion: Our Blessed Mother had the clearest intellect of any human ever. Plus her being the Queen of the Angels? Wow! No wonder S. Albertus Magnus drew such knowledge from the Seat of Wisdom!

Oftentimes we think of purity as meaning free from sexual sins, lust, porneia, etc., but she is so much purer than that! In these times of "diabolical disorientation," as Sr. Lucia called them, we should pray:

"Immaculate intellect of the Blessed Virgin Mary, angelically orient our intellects unto thine! Amen!"

Gaudete in matre nostra. ☺