Get 6 Free Issues! Here are 12 things to know and share In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation in years when it does not fall on a Saturday or Monday. What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives?
Death of Virgin Mary
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Historically, Europe is the continent where most apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been reported. The divine is supernatural, but religion is very much of this world. The way people worship even has an impact on their physical surroundings. Here's a telltale sign that you're in Catholic country: chapels, shrines and grottoes dot the roadside. The latter are replicas of the cave in southern France where the Virgin Mary appeared to a local peasant girl in the early 19th century.
Mary / Prayer / Death
Mary [c] was a first-century Galilean Jewish  woman of Nazareth , the wife of Joseph , and the mother of Jesus , according to the canonical gospels and the Quran. She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem , where Jesus was born. According to Catholic and Eastern Christian teachings, at the end of her earthly life God raised her body directly into heaven ; this is known in the Christian West as the Assumption of Mary. Mary has been venerated since early Christianity ,   and is considered by millions to be the most meritorious saint of the religion. She is said to have miraculously appeared to believers many times over the centuries.
Luke - And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, [thou that art] highly favoured, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art] thou among women. Luke - And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. Luke - And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed [art] thou among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of thy womb.