Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Assumption Day

Today is yet another holiday in most of Europe and a day off for me!!

Wikipedia defines Assumption Day as: "According to the Roman Catholic doctrine and traditions in the Catholic Church, the Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. This means Mary was transported into Heaven with her body and soul united.

The Assumption is important to many Catholics as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day Mary was received into Heaven). Her acceptance into the glory of Heaven is seen by them as the symbol of the promise made by Jesus to all enduring Christians that they too will be received into paradise."

Happy Assumption Day!

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