Sunday 31 July 2016
15th is the date for the Feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary. The Feast
commemorates the Assumption of Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul into heaven was one of
the last dogmas of the Roman Church to be declared. It was formally declared by
Pope Pius XIII in 1950, but the idea of it has been around for centuries.