Today the 15th August is the feast of the Assumption, where Mary is assumed into heaven body and soul.
Mary fully human, without original sin, chosen by God to be the mother of His Son Jesus, elevated her as the queen of heaven and the mother of us all. She’s our link between heaven and earth. Pray to Mary to help you as your intercessor.
The Assumption reminds us of the unique role that Mary served in the process of our salvation. Although she was without sin, we have the possibility of receiving God’s forgiveness through Christ. Her entry into heaven prefigures our own hope of experiencing the same eternal life.
Below are some baroque paintings of Mary going up to heaven – a very clever way of depicting Mary.