Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast Day – August 15 2023

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary solemnity commemorates that the body of the Blessed Virgin was raised by God soon after her death, and taken up to glory, by a singular privilege, before the general resurrection of the dead.
This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on 1 November 1950, in the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility.

The Blessed Virgin Mary is the patroness of any good activity; she is cited as the patroness of all humanity.

Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast Day - August 15
Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast Day – August 15 2023
Feast Day August 15
Patron Saint of Any good activity; she is cited as the patroness of all humanity.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary History

Mary was the daughter of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne.

In this festival the Church commemorates the happy departure from life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her translation into the kingdom of her Son, in which she received from Him a crown of immortal glory, and a throne above all the other Saints and heavenly spirits.

After Christ, as the triumphant Conqueror of death and hell, ascended into heaven, His blessed Mother remained at Jerusalem, persevering in prayer with the disciples, till, with them, she had received the Holy Spirit.

She lived to a very advanced age but finally died. But the death of the Saints is rather to be called a sweet sleep than death; much more that of the Queen of Saints, who had been exempt from all sin.

It is a traditionally pious belief, that the body of the Blessed Virgin was raised by God soon after her death, and taken up to glory, by a singular privilege, before the general resurrection of the dead.

This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1 1950, in the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the greatest of all the festivals which the Church celebrates in her honor.

It is the consummation of all the other great mysteries by which her life was rendered most wonderful; it is the birthday of her true greatness and glory, and the crowning of all the virtues of her whole life, which we admire single in her other festivals.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Whilst we contemplate, in profound sentiments of veneration, astonishment, and praise, the glory to which Mary is raised by her triumph on this day, we ought, for our own advantage, to consider by what means she arrived at this sublime degree of honor and happiness, that we may walk in her steps. No other way is open to us.

The same path which conducted her to glory will also lead us thither; we shall be partners in her reward if we copy her virtues.

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