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The Immaculate Mother of God, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.

Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, 44

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Mary, Immaculate Queen of the Universe

The Assumption of Mary into heaven is the fruit of the holy Resurrection of Christ, the Word of God and Head of the Church. She is the primary fruit of his splendor, and his glory, still hidden in Christ, but already sung in the Church.

The Assumption is a proclamation of the Gospel of grace, which through faith in Christ leads to eternal life. In her, we contemplate and admire the superabundant goodness of the Triune God, who calls, creates and sanctifies the Church by "the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father and the comunion of the Holy Spirit".

Mary is alive in the eternal life of Heaven, in the blessedness promised to those who followed the Lord even unto his Passion! She who was his servant more than anyone else, is today glorified by the Trinity, and invited to share, in her dependence on the one King, her Son, in his dominion over the universe.

Read a catechesis by John Paul II on Mary, Queen of the universe



Full of grace

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The angel entered and said to her:
"Hail, full of grace!"

Called to be the Mother of the Beloved Son,
Mary is filled with the grace of God :
in the Father's loving plan,
saved beforehand in Christ, sanctified by the Spirit,
she is the "First Church"!

O Immaculate one,
Pray for us sinners!


Ever-Virgin and Mother of God

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You will conceive and bear a son,
and you will call his name Jesus.

In her virginity, Mary conceives, by the action of the Holy Spirit, Him who is begotten before time in the Father's heart, the Saviour. 
In her, the Father's only Son becomes true man,
so that in Him all people might become sons of God.
She truly is "Mother of God"!

O Virgin Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners  




Perfect disciple of Christ and Mother of the Church

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Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.

Marie follows her Son like a true disciple, she meditates and keeps his Word in her heart; completely associated to Christ the Redeemer, she stands at the foot of the Cross and becomes the Mother of every person redeemed by his Blood.

O Mary, faithful Virgin, handmaid of the Lord,
Pray for us sinners!



Glorified at her Son's side as Queen of the universe

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To the one who conquers, I will give the Morning Star.

Now living in the glory of her Son, as first-born of the Church invited to the wedding feast of eternal life, Mary cooperates maternally with him and in the Spirit, in the return of every person and of all things to God, until the day when he will be all in everyone.

O Mary,

Mother of the Son of God, our High Priest and King,
Pray for us sinners!