St. Mary's Fast
The fast of the Virgin (August 7-21) is a two-week fast that prepares us to celebrate the Feast of her bodily assumption into heaven. On that day, St. Mary was taken up into heaven, three days after her burial – as witnessed by St. Thomas the Apostle.
During this fast, we honor the Blessed Theotokos (Mother of God) with various praises and we ask for her constant intercession upon us all. “The adornment of Mary, in the highest heaven, at the right hand of her Beloved, entreating Him on our behalf.”
From the Evening Doxology to the Virgin
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Bible reading plan
St. Mary's 2 Week Plan
Read various passages 5 days a week for 2 weeks throughout the St. Mary's fast meditating on the life of St. Mary.
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Calling All Saints
Calling All Saints are short videos about the lives of the Saints written, edited and performed by youth for children.