Reflection on the feast of the Assumption two years ago in Erbil


This picture was taken in Erbil by ACN staff, 9 days after ISIS took over the Nineveh Plain and thousands and thousands of people were displaced.

“It was amazing and touching to see so much devotion, so much love to Our Lady in this very hard and desperate situation. The square was full of people praying and singing to Our Lady.

The early bishops and preachers of the Eastern Church were the ones who preached the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary most fervently.

I could see in Erbil how immense the devotion from our Iraqi brothers and sisters is, especially at the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.”

Maria Lozano