A blessed and joyous solemnity of the Assumption to one and all, a day commemorating the taking up of the Virgin Mary, body and soul, into heaven at the end of her earthly journey.  As Pius XII declared in his 1950 Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, in which this perennial truth was solemnly defined:
by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her

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