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Rome 65 years ago.

In 1950, the Pope infallibly declared the dogma of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven. Here’s a newsreel from that day, the 1st Novemebr.

This weekend the Solemnity of the Assumption will be celebrated on Sunday at the usual times.

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Marian Prayer Night

Mary

To all those who helped contribute to the Marian evening, thank you very much. Such a successful evening does just happen by itself. From the those who decorated the church, to those who provided music, from those who helped in the planning and those who provided refreshments, and of course those who helped to tidy up: you all did your bit. Well done and thank you.

Fr Liam has had many comments from those who enjoyed the video presentation and found it informative… and many more comments from those who liked the candle-lit Rosary prayer service.

Marian Prayers by Candlelight

Marian Prayers by Candlelight

A fitting end to the month of the Rosary! More pictures can be found here.

Munificentissimus Deus

APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION OF
POPE PIUS XII 

MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS

DEFINING THE DOGMA OF THE ASSUMPTION

November 1, 1950

This document infallibly defined, for now and forever, the dogma that “the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.

Assumption

Mary, having been conceived immaculately, was spared the pain of original sin and never succumbed to actual sin. As such, she never received the wages of sin, that is, the corruption of the body at death. No, being so perfect, more perfect than any other human person, she entered heaven in full bodily glory. Today is the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.