Celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on Tuesday, August 15 in 2017. On this holy day of obligation, we commemorate when Mary’s body and soul were assumed into heaven and she passed into eternal life.
In the mystery of her Assumption, Mary experiences immediately what we all will experience eventually, a bodily resurrection like Christ’s own. “The Immaculate Virgin . . . when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of death” (CCC, no. 966, citing LG, no. 59).
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