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Friday, August 15, 2014

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a Marian dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, in his EncyclicalMunificentissimus Deus.  “We pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma:  that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory (Encyclical Munificentissiums Deus #44) 

“Our Lady’s Assumption reminds us that our own true homeland is Heaven, and she offers us her motherly help to prepare for the definitive meeting with Christ at the end of our earthly pilgrimage.”  (Pope Saint John Paul II)

For a more detailed explanation of the Marian dogma of the Assumption please visit Catholic Answers.

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Assumption - Guerrcino
Assumption - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 

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