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Assumption of Mary into Heaven, Our Blessed Mother

Blessed Mother 1 Because Saint Ann conceived our Blessed Mother in her womb without original sin, and because Mary remained sin-free for her entirely earthly life, God assumed Mary into Heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life. Mary’s refraining from sin resulted in no need for her earthly body to decay; to experience death as we know it.

In stark contrast, for everyone else, our souls separate from our bodies at the time of our earthly deaths. Our bodies decay because of the original sin committed by Adam and Eve, and from our own concupiscence to sin. God created Adam from dust, and as a result of Original Sin, unto dust we all shall return. Our departed souls await the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, when He will resurrect our glorified bodies, reunited with our souls, in perfect union with the Blessed Trinity. This is Catholic dogma, a tenet of our faith.

Our Blessed Mother, A Cause for Hope

Mary’s Assumption into Heaven is cause for our hope in the fulfillment of Christ’s promises (1 Cor. 15: 50-58) to raise us from the dead with glorified bodies; incorruptible and immortal. Therefore, not only do we celebrate this Feast Day because Mary deserves it, but also for the hope it gives to each and every one of us that one day, we too, like Mary, will be with Our Lord in Heaven; body and soul.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Happy Feast Day to Mary, our Blessed Mother! Please Mary, always keep us in your loving care.

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