Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Christ fulfilled his promise by bringing His Mother, body and soul, into Heaven
"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also." (John 14:3)
"Thus, while the illusory teachings of materialism and the corruption of morals that follows from these teachings threaten to extinguish the light of virtue and to ruin the lives of men by exciting discord among them, in this magnificent way all may see clearly to what a lofty goal our bodies and souls are destined. Finally it is our hope that belief in Mary's bodily Assumption into heaven will make our belief in our own resurrection stronger and render it more effective...
...By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, 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"
Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus