The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name referring to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this devotion we can meditate on the joys and sorrows Mary held silently in her heart, the virtues and hidden perfections of Mary, and, above all, her virginal love for God the Father, her maternal love for her son Jesus, and her compassionate love for all people - August 15th, the church celebrates the Assumption of Mary into heaven.

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of August 2018

Universal – The Treasure of Families: That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity. 

Feasts of August

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are:
August 1 - Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
August 2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard, Optional Memorial
August 4 - John Vianney, Memorial
August 5 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 6 - Transfiguration, Feast
August 7 - Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Optional Memorial
August 8 - Dominic, Memorial
August 9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Optional Memorial
August 10 - Lawrence, Feast
August 11 - Clare, Memorial
August 12 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 13 - Pontian and Hippolytus, Optional Memorial
August 14 - Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial
August 15 - Assumption, Solemnity
August 16 - Stephen of Hungary, Optional Memorial
August 19 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 20 - Bernard, Memorial
August 21 - Pius X, Sunday
August 22 - Queenship of Mary, Memorial
August 23 - Rose of Lima, Optional Memorial
August 24 - Bartholomew, Feast
August 25 - Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz, Optional Memorial
August 26 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 27 - Monica, Memorial
August 28 - Augustine, Memorial
August 29 - Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial