Our Lady's Assumption
More beautiful than the harvest, swaying from sea to sea,
Yielding sweet abundance to starved humanity;
Glamorous ministration, Virtue's song of rest,
Healing ineffable to mankind's baffling quest:
Angels gather round thee, whom sin did ne'er befall,
Unseen their silent winging, unheard their heavenly call.
Lo, thou who once ascended Magnificats of prayer,
Art borne, a vista'd glory, refulgent otherwhere!
Lily of Predilection, Breath of true Womanhood,
Help us, through all sadness, to hold to what is good,-
Until, assumed into heaven, with thee and thy Son adored,
We, too may feel the rapture......that is Christ the Lord!
– Carolyn Ruth Doran