The Assumption of Mary
For Catholic Christians, the belief in
the Assumption of Mary flows immediately
from the belief in her Immaculate Conception.
Catholic Christians believe that
was preserved from sin by the free gift of
God, she would not be bound to
experience the consequences of sinó
--in the same way we do. Mary's
assumption shows the result of this
freedom from sin--the immediate union of her whole being with
her Son Jesus Christ with God at the end of her life.
Catholic Christians believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the
end of her earthly life, was assumed both body and soul into