Gaudeamus omnes in Domino

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Yesterday before evening Mass I took my camera out to photograph our Lady Altar which was decorated for the feast of the Assumption. Afterwards, I thought that with the light just after a heavy rainfall, it would be a good opportunity to try and get a good photo of our outside statue, avoiding cars, sheds and buildings. More or less crouching in a puddle, I was rewarded with this one which, I think, might do for a postcard.

The title of the post is from the pre-1950 antiphon for the feast of the Assumption:
Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honore beatae Mariae Virginis: de cuius Assumptione gaudent Angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei.

Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating the feast day in honour of Blessed Mary the Virgin: in whose Assumption the Angels rejoice, and highly extol the Son of God.
I'm not sure that the post-1950 propers with the Signum magnum introit are an improvement.

Here is the photo of the Lady Altar:

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Say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Louise Goggins. The flowers in the photo above were given by the family to the Church after her funeral last Wednesday and our sacristy team set to work to use them in honour of Our Lady.

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