Fr. Z’s Blog | 4th GLORIUS mystery, The Assumption

I’ll dig into the Fibber McGee closet of this blog’s archive for an oldie.

Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some texts from the Fathers of the Church. I will have to return to that PRP one day and do some editing. In the meantime, … here is the post relevant to today’s beautiful feast.

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4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Although Ven. Pius XII refers to Mary’s death in the document whereby he declared infallibly the dogma of the Assumption, and Bl. John Paul II adverts to Mary’s death in a General Audience in 1997 – as do other saintly writers – we do not have from the Church a definitive or infallible teaching beyond a shadow of a doubt whether Mary died and then was assumed body and soul into heaven at that moment or if she was assumed without dying. That said, it was certainly fitting that, if her Divine Son tasted death, then she would as well.

via Fr. Z's Blog | Once named: What Does The Prayer Really Say? – Commentary on Catholic issues & slavishly accurate liturgical translations – by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf o{]:¬).

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