Truly it is right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere
Today in Benedictine monasteries the liturgical memorial observed is that of Blessed
Bernard Tolomei (sometimes he is already referred to as a saint but he won’t be canonized by the church later this year). From the region of Siena, Blessed Bernard was the 14th century founder of the Olivetan congregation of Benedictine monks.
A long tradition of some Benedictine monasteries is the profession of solemn vows on August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Benedictines take vows of obedience, stability, and conversion, that is, fidelity to the monastic way of life. At the Archabbey of Saint Meinrad the tradition continues to be observed.
In a Georgian Hymnal we see a verse of a hymn which reads:
You went forth from the world,
O virgin Theotokos,
to the eternal light.
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The Blessing of Herbs and Flowers in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
After the Asperges if it is a Sunday, otherwise immediately before Mass, the priest, standing before the altar and facing the people who hold the sheaves of new