The Blessed Mother and the 2 Mysteries of the Assumption

08-14-2021Recommended ResourcesJohn Grondelski

COMMENTARY: Mary’s assumption is not ‘just’ a special privilege for her, ‘conceived without sin.’ It tells us that what began with Jesus’ resurrection, already realized body and soul in Mary, is what God intends for all ‘who love him.’

When most Catholics think of the Assumption, they typically focus on one part of it: that Mary was taken, body and soul, to heaven.

That’s both true and important, not only because it tells us about how special the Blessed Virgin was, but also because it makes us aware of our own calling.