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Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Virgin Mary shares the heavenly destiny of the Savior in body and soul



* August 15 - Assumption of the Virgin Mary  * The Virgin Mary shares the heavenly destiny of the Savior in body and soul   ----- A Moment with Mary --

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August 15 - Assumption of the Virgin Mary 

The Virgin Mary shares the heavenly destiny of the Savior in body and soul  


Assumption statue, 1808 by Mariano Gerada, Ghaxaq, Malta
Wikipedia photo
The Second Vatican Council affirms that the Immaculate Virgin "was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when her earthly life was over" (Lumen gentium, n. 59)…

The dogma of the Assumption affirms that Mary's body was glorified after her death. In fact, while for other human beings the resurrection of the body will take place at the end of the world, for Mary the glorification of her body was anticipated by a special privilege…

This union, which is manifested, from the time of the Savior's miraculous conception, in the Mother’s participation in her Son’s mission and especially in her association with his redemptive sacrifice, cannot fail to require a continuation after death. Perfectly united with the life and saving work of Jesus, Mary shares his heavenly destiny in body and soul…

The Assumption is therefore the culmination of the struggle which involved Mary’s generous love in the redemption of humanity and is the fruit of her unique sharing in the victory of the Cross.

Saint John Paul II
General Audience of July 2, 1997
w2.vatican.va

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