The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother

Today, August 15th, is the great feast of the Bodily Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God, Mary most holy.

“Mary, the immaculate perpetually Virgin Mother of God, after the completion of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into the glory of Heaven” (pronuntiamus, declaramus et definimus divinitus revelatum dogma esse: Immaculatam Deiparam semper Virginem Mariam, expleto terrestris vitae cursu, fuisse corpore et anima ad caelestem gloriam assumptam)

 - Ex Cathedra Statement of Pius XII in “Munificentissimus Deus”

If you are interested in studying the biblical and traditional basis of the Assumption and the other beautiful Marian Dogma check out these posts from several years back:

Mary Most Holy: ʻPotuit, decuit, ergo fecit!ʻ

Mary Most Holy: Mother of God & Ark of the New Covenant

image from the 'Public domain' via wikimedia commonsAssumption of Mary
Magisterial excerpt from Ott, L., 1957. Fundamentals of Catholic dogma