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Novena for the Assumption of Mary - Day 3

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Mary, our Mother, though your body was separated from your soul in death, your soul was reunited to your incorrupt body, at your Assumption, and you were taken up into heaven by angels.  The bodies of even the just are corrupted after death.  Only on the last day will they be joined, each to its own glorious soul.  But God will that you should be exempt from this general rule, because by an entirely singular privilege, you completely overcame sin by your Immaculate Conception.  Corruption is a consequence of sin, but you were sinless.  You did not have to wait until the end of time for the resurrection of your body.  As the body of your Divine Son was preserved from the corruption of the grave, so you from whom He took flesh, were also free from the power of earthly decay.  Your body, which was the living tabernacle of the Eternal God and the temple of the Adorable Trinity, was not meant to crumble into dust in the grave.

O Mary, assumed into heaven, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother of men, we believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, where you are acclaimed as Queen by all the choirs of angels, and the countless multitude of saints. We unite with them in thanking and praising God who has exalted you above all the heavenly hosts. 

In your mercy, dearest Mother, look down upon our miseries and our sorrows, upon our struggles and our weaknesses. Help us to remain pure in mind and body, to bear the crosses of life, and to live and die in close union with your Divine Son. Intercede with Him on our behalf, and obtain the graces and favors we ask in this Novena (here mention your requests). 

O Mary conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee.