August 15th is known as the Blessing of the Waters day in the Catholic faith. It is the day when the Oceans are believed blessed…
The faithful come to dip their feet or little holy water bottles into the waves. I grew up knowing about this tradition.
This day is revered as the day of the Assumption of Mary. Mary, it is told, rose to Heaven at the time of death; her body did not endure the decay and corruption of mortal beings.
She was given this honor as Jesus’ mother……a unique death….
Peaceful, Beautiful, Extraordinary.
On this day, the waters flow with peace and holiness for her…..
You don’t have to be near to the Ocean to honor her day…..even a little birdbath in your yard can be a place of peace tomorrow.
Float a tiny blossom for Mary…..visit a nearby pond where geese swim and toss in a treat for them….Say a prayer to keep our oceans blessed and healthy. Fill a small bowl in your garden with water for the thirsty sparrows and squirrels.
Without the health of the waters, we cannot survive on earth.
Pray that our Oceans remain…..
Peaceful, Beautiful, Extraordinary……………