Feast: 15th August
Family Unit Meeting: Fourth Wednesday
Mary is the mother of God and the divine maternity is the pinnacle of her greatness, the culminating point to which all the privileges of our mother converge and from which they radiate. Pope Pius IX defined the doctrine of Mary’s Immaculate Conception as an article of faith and we celebrate this feast on 8th December. The dogma on the Assumption of Our Lady was officially declared by Pope Pius XII, in 1950 the feast of which is celebrated on 15th August.
The immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, was on completion of her earthly life, assumed body and soul into heavenly glory, where she already shares in the glory of her son’s resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all the members of his Body. Let us conclude the greatness of our mother in these words: ‘God could enlarge the world, extend the heavens, but he could make nothing greater than Mother of God’ (St. Boneventure).