Catholics believe that Mary; Mother of God and Mother
of men, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.
The Bull Munificentissimus Deus affirms the elevation of
Mary’s body to heavenly glory, declaring this truth
a divinely revealed dogma.
Mary, chosen by God as being worthy to be used as a
pure vessel for God to come through, in order to become
"In the sixth month, Gabriel (the angel) was sent from God
to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to
a man called Joseph, from the family of David.
The virgin was called Mary.
“Greetings, favored one!” said the angel when he arrived.
“May the Lord be with you!”
She was disturbed at this, and wondered what such a greeting
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” said the angel to her.
“You’re in favor with God.
Listen: you will conceive in your womb and will have a son;
and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be a great man, and
he’ll be called the son of the Most High. The Lord God will
give him the throne of David his father, and he shall reign
over the house of Jacob forever.
His kingdom will never come to an end.”
Luke 1: 26- 33
Mary; Mother of God
The Immaculate Conception
The spotless Ark of the Covenant
The beginning of the new creation
Full of grace
The new Eve
The one who intercedes for us
Who was not spared earthly suffering herself
Mary, always at the side of her Son, who just
before breathing His last breath, gave her to us as
"Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s
sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom
he loved standing nearby, he said to her,
“Woman, here is your son,” and to the
disciple, “Here is your mother.”
From that time on, this disciple took her into his home."
Our heavenly, spiritual mother, the mother of our souls,
always faithful and helpful; someone we can trust.
Mary, The greatest Saint of all the Saints in Heaven.
Mary, the “woman clothed with the sun” described in
the Book of Revelation.
"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed
with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a
crown of twelve stars on her head."
Revelation 12: 1
We are children of God, we have a Father and a Mother.
Mary is the Mother we go to with our problems,
for protection, for help, in this "valley of tears"
(Hail Holy Queen prayer)
She who supported Our Lord Jesus Christ; our brother,
on His journey to Calvary, supports us in our often
painful and difficult journey in life.
According to Pope Benedict XVI:
"By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand
that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either,
and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods
we will one day share in this same glory and the earth
will become more beautiful.
Consequently, we must not lose our serenity and peace even
amid the thousands of daily difficulties. The luminous sign of
Our Lady taken up into Heaven shines out even more brightly
when sad shadows of suffering and violence seem to loom on
Fruit of the Mystery:
Perseverance, The grace of a good death.
May the grace of this Mystery come into our souls.