Words by Pope Benedict XVI: “The mystery of Mary’s Assumption reminds us that our definitive homeland is not here on earth, and that our longing for fulfillment finds complete satisfaction only in eternal happiness.
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. He was in such agony of prayer that the Bible says his sweat was as drops of blood. An angel came to comfort Jesus. He was in that much agony, and yet the Lord Jesus went through with all of it.
https://flic.kr/p/qcCAm2 | Ecce Ancilla Domini | "And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible." And…
One of several Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows, for which Waterford church is famed, by William Morris in St Michael and All Angels Church in Waterford, near Hertford. Here: an angel bends over St Cecilia