James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

August 15

The Assumption

By Father John Banister Tabb (1845–1909)

  • A feast in the Roman and Greek churches commemorating the resurrection of the Virgin and her miraculous ascent into Heaven. It is celebrated on August 15.

  • NOR Bethlehem nor Nazareth

    Apart from Mary’s care;

    Nor heaven itself a home for Him

    Were not His mother there.