"The Immaculate Conception, the Annunciation, the Divine Motherhood and the Assumption are the fundamental, interconnected milestones with which the Church exalts and praises the glorious destiny of the Mother of God, but in which we can also read our history. The mystery of Mary's conception recalls the first page of the human event, pointing out to us that in the divine plan of creation man was to have had the purity and beauty of the Virgin Immaculate. This plan, jeopardized but not destroyed by sin, through the Incarnation of the Son of God, proclaimed and brought into being in Mary, was recomposed and restored to the free acceptance of the human being in faith.Lastly, in Mary's Assumption, we contemplate what we ourselves are called to attain in the following of Christ the Lord and in obedience to his word, at the end of our earthly journey."
(Benedict XVI, Homily of August 15, 2009)
In the Assumption, all men "are able to foresee in Mary the 'destiny of glory' that awaits them."
Have you ever stopped to contemplate the Virgin’s Heart? A mother’s love is the love which is nearest to God’s Love.
Mary is Immaculate because, since the very first instant of her conception, the Holy Spirit has dwelt in her soul.
The defense of the honor of our Mother, especially her virginity, was given to us as a gift and as a mission. The dogma of her perpetual virginity considers the corporal and physical aspect of virginity.