The history of the Assumption – and why it’s a Holy Day of Obligation

The history of the Assumption – and why it’s a Holy Day of Obligation

Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of C…

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