"The stupendous reality of Mary's Assumption manifests and confirms the unity of the human person and reminds us that we are called to serve and glorify God with our whole being, soul and body." Pope Francis
Importance of the Mystery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
The Virgin Mary is full of grace. The intensity and nature of her graces are different throughout her life; one is the grace at her Conception, another at the Encarnacionanother in the Assumption of Mary into heaven. In the latter, the Virgin Mary receives the fullness of holiness.
Assumption of the Virgin (Assumption of the Virgin) Jacopo Palma
History of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary
The celebration of the Assumption of Mary is an ancient feast that used to be celebrated in Jerusalem since the 6th century in honor of the Mother of God probably recalled the consecration of a church in his honor.
This feast, a century later, spread throughout the East under the name of the Dormition of St. Mary and celebrates her passing from this world and Mary's assumption into heaven.
The dogma of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Pope Pius XIIIn 1950, the Pope declared the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith. The Virgin Mary, by a special privilege of Almighty God, did not experience corruption: her body, glorified by the Most Holy Trinity, was united to that of the Blessed Virgin Mary. souland Mary was taken up to heaven, where she reigns alive and glorious, next to Jesusto glorify God and intercede for us.
In the Apocalypse we can read the passages that relate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven: "A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, the moon at her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars (Rev 12:1).
And we, prompted by the liturgy at the vigil Mass of this feast, acclaim Our Lady with these words:
Gloriosa dicta sunt de te, Maria, quæ hodie exaltata es super choros angelorum.
Blessed are you, Mary, for today you have been raised above the choirs of angels and, together with Christ, you have attained eternal triumph.
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Christian Life
The Church He looks to Mary to contemplate in her what the Church is in her mystery, in her "pilgrimage of faith," and what she will be at the end of her journey, where she awaits him, "for the glory of the Most Holy and indivisible Trinity," "in communion with all the saints" she whom she venerates as the Mother of her Lord and as her own Mother.
The Assumption of Mary, Our Lady proposes to us the reality of this joyful hope. We are still pilgrims, but Our Mother has preceded us and is already pointing out to us the end of the path: she repeats to us that it is possible to arrive and that, if we are faithful, we will arrive. Because the Blessed Virgin is not only our example: she is the help of Christians. And at our request -Monstra te esse Matrem-, she neither knows nor wants to refuse to take care of her children with maternal solicitude. It is Christ who passes, 177.
Mary fulfilled in an exemplary way the will of God in her life and that is what led her to reach the glory of God. Our Lady's Assumption is an example for all people. Christians.
On Earth we all want to reach God. This is our hope. The Virgin Mary has already achieved this. What she has achieved encourages us. Mary had an enormous trust in God and his heart was full of God.
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