|Painted by Grace Gifford Plunkett in her cell in Kilmainham Jail.|
Towards the Feast of the Assumption: The old Catholic Encyclopedia, published before the dogma of the Assumption of Mary was defined by Pope Pius XII in 1950, is nonetheless edifying in what it says about the Feast which the Church celebrates on August 15...
Read The Pilot for the rest of the article. It's a Holy Day of Obligation and while the pews aren't filled as they are on a Sunday, there are a surprising amount of people, especially considering when the parish offers a selection of Masses to accommodate people's schedules. I credit it to the love the people have for the Blessed Mother.
Catholics have a soft spot for Mary.