Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Resources for exploring our Blessed Mother published on this Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



The Story of the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary from Franciscan Media

On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “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 to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church. [read more]

Theology Library Mary

Catholic Update Articles

Catechism of the Catholic Church Sections 963-975 on Mary

The Mary Page from the University of Dayton:

All About Mary is an encyclopedia of information on Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. Created and maintained by the International Marian Research Institute, it is an online destination for resources on the subject of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Other CARFLEO Posts on Mary

Immaculate Conception


The Feast of the Visitation

Video: Breath of Heaven

Video: Holy is His Name (Magnificat)

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