Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Assumption of Mary

By promulgating the Bull Munificentissimus Deus, 1 November, 1950, Pope Pius XII declared infallibly that the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a dogma of the Catholic Faith. Likewise, the Second Vatican Council taught in the Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium that "the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when her earthly life was over, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things (n. 59)."

This is a beautiful sign of hope for our resurrection into Heaven.

Sorry,I'm in a hurry...will finish this later.


1 comment:

Medusa said...

In the preChristian religions, the goddess was the supreme member of the trinity, with her male partner and the son, who dies and is reborn, having lesser status.
I was raised Catholic and even went to Catholic schools, but I never knew the rishness and extent of the goddess traditions that preceded Judaism and Christianity.
Read about it.