The Story of the Assumption for Kids
When the apostles heard that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was going to be taken from this
world, they gathered at her house and kept watch with her. And behold, the Lord Jesus did
not let the one in whose womb he had dwelled see the corruption of death; but instead, he
came with his angels and took her up to heaven as the beginning and image of the Church
coming to perfection, and a sign of sure hope and comfort to God’s people.
—from The Illuminated Rosary
Today, the Shema—Israel’s greatest prayer—is presented to us in the Book of Deuteronomy. It implores us to hear the voice of the Lord and to love him with our whole being. Pray for the gift to know and love God with your entire self.