The Mystery of the Assumption

On August 15th, we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. The Church teaches that her body as well as her soul was assumed into Heaven. According to tradition, the apostles discovered her missing body only a few days after she was entombed. One of the apostles was late in arriving, so the others opened her tomb for him to see her, but her body was no longer there.

The Assumption

One of the greatest holydays of the year is the Feast of the Assumption on August 15. On that day, the Church celebrates the occasion of the body and soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary being assumed into heaven.

The Assumption

The Assumption, which we celebrate on August 15, is certainly one of the happiest and most glorious feast days in the Church. The Blessed Mother is raised, body and soul, to her heavenly reward!

Mary’s Assumption and Crowning

In the month of August, we celebrate not only the Assumption of the Blessed Mother’s body into heaven on the 15th, but also the crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven on the 22nd of August.

The Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven, body and soul, on August 15th, is a reminder that we, too, will be given back our bodies in a glorified state, and will enjoy Heaven for all eternity, provided we live a life of love for God and of obedience to Him.