In today’s episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the significance of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15). The feast reminds us of the seamless connection between body and soul, as Mary was assumed into heaven body and soul. Catholicism is not a dualistic faith that ignores the physical in favor of the spiritual. Rather, we see the two realities as intertwined. The Feast of the Assumption calls us to appreciate more deeply the dignity of the human body and its intimate link to our spirituality.
For more information about the Assumption, check out the following links:
- The Feast of the Assumption: A Blessing of the Body
- Helping Young People Understand Feasts and Holy Days of the Liturgical Year
- The Assumption of Mary
- Mary’s Assumption and the Dignity and Destiny of the Human Body
- Parents Are Called to Help Children Understand the Dignity of Their Bodies
- Mary, Our Mother