Happy Feast of the Assumption!

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter wishes you a joyful and most blessed feast of the Assumption of Our Lady! This great feast of Our Blessed Mother is a Holy Day of Obligation, so be sure to check with your parish for today’s Mass times.

Pope Pius XII declared the Assumption of Our Lady to be an infallible dogma of the Church by means of the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, issued as a Papal Bull on November 1st, 1950. The feast is, however, much older, having been celebrated since at least the early 8th century. The Assumption is one of the four dogmas of Our Lady along with those of her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity and her title of Theotokos, that is, the Mother of God.

Hence the revered Mother of God, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages. (Munificentissimus Deus, 40).

August 15, 2018