Catholics believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven. The Catholic Church teaches that Mary , “ when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory.”
Interestingly, perhaps the most convincing evidence for the Assumption is actually a lack of physical evidence. In short, the bones of Mary are nowhere to be found. In ancient times the bones of saints and martyrs were closely guarded and highly prized. There are great churches and shrines built over the final resting place of these holy people. If this is the case, then how much more venerated would be the bones of the Mother of God? Yet no church claims to have them. Why? Because they are nowhere to be found on earth. Mary is now in heaven “exalted by the Lord as Queen of all things (CCC966).
On Wednesday August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the blessed Virgin Mary , Holy Day of obligation.
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