The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven (58)

This is the day on which the body of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which did not know any corruption despite her death, was reunited with her soul. She was on this day taken in full personality into the Beatific Vision of God, past all the choirs of angels and archangels, to the absolute heights of God’s love. To summarize how tremendous this event was to the angels in Heaven and to the souls of the Just who were there in the Beatific Vision, and to Our Lord and to Saint Joseph who were both there in body and in soul waiting for her to come, the Holy Scripture tells us that at the moment of Mary’s entrance into Heaven, “There was silence in Heaven, as it were, for half an hour” (Apoc. 8:1). Eternity almost stopped being eternity so as to receive into itself forever the supreme gift of all time, the Immaculate and ever-blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, the sole reason for which God created all angels and all men.

Assumption of Mary, by Palma Vecchio (1480–1528) source

Assumption of Mary, by Palma Vecchio (1480–1528) source