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Ekeson Joseph wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a question about the Blessed Virgin Mary.

  • Can you please explain and elaborate on Mary's ascension into Heaven?

Thanks!

Ekeson

  { Can you please explain and elaborate on Mary's ascension into Heaven? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Ekeson —

She didn't ascend to heaven. She was taken up, or assumed, body and soul, into Heaven.

We do not know whether this happened at the moment of death or whether her body was joined to her soul later. There are pious traditions for both views. The point is that her body, from which came the Savior's body, would be the first to fully participate in the Redemption.

It is only fitting that the flesh that she shared with Christ be glorified in Him, as ours will be on the last day, provided we are numbered among His friends.

Mary Ann
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