Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated today in the Newman Center Chapel, 1219 Elmwood Avenue. We hope to see you there!
The feast of the Dormition (falling asleep) of Mary was celebrated as early as the fifth century and observed universally in the East by the end of the sixth. In the West, the feast gained wide acceptance by the seventh century and was called the Assumption. In 1950 Pope Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary: "when the course of her earthly life was finished, Mary was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory and exalted by the Lord as Queen of all things..."
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