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* Glenstal Menologium: Dom Bede Lebbe, monk of Maredsous, second Prior of Glenstal, died in Maredsous 1948.

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* TRANSFIGURATION of the LORDTRANSFIGURATION of the LORD

Feast of the Lord (white)

'In the shining cloud the Spirit is seen, from it the voice of the Father is heard: this is my Son, my beloved, in whom is my delight. Listen to him.'
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* Glenstal Martyrology This feast may have been introduced in the fourth-century Armenian Church to christianize a pagan festival dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite, but it more likely originated in or near Syria at the end of the following century. It was initially celebrated to commemorate the dedication of a church on Mount Tabor. From the East, the feast soon spread to the Byzantine Church, where it became known as the "Metamorphosis of the Savior." In the West, the Transfiguration was first celebrated in Mozarabic Spain. Later, Peter the Venerable made it part of the monastery of Cluny's liturgy. From Cluny, the feast became known and loved throughout the Western monastic world, but it was only permanently incorporated into the Western Church's liturgy when the Roman Missal was published in 1570. Today's feast recalls the biblical story in which Jesus is transfigured in front of Peter, James and John and shows them his glory as he converses with Moses and Elijah. On this occasion, the Church celebrates the fulfilment of the Scriptures - personified by Moses and Elijah - in Christ, and invites believers to discern the hidden power of the Lord's resurrection at work in the world.

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* Glenstal Menologium: Fr James Roche, Tipperary, born 1920, entered Glenstal 1938, died 1998.

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* ASSUMPTION of the BVMASSUMPTION of the BVM

Solemnity (white)

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless life and praise.

Opening Prayer

* Glenstal Martyrology The Assumption of the BVM. This feast dates back to the first millennium. Several Armenian lectionaries found in Jerusalem attest to a celebration of Mary Theot├│kos held on August 15; this feast arose in the fifth century, probably after the Council of Ephesus in 431. A feast called the "dormition" of Mary was imposed on the entire Byzantine Empire by the emperor Mauritius at the end of the sixth century. It spread to the West a few decades later, and since the eighth century it has been known as the "assumption" (assumptio) of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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* Glenstal Menologium: Dom Idesbald Ryelandt, monk of Maredsous, third Prior of Glenstal, died 1971

     
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