Today (8/15) is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Join us for Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John Church. (Just FYI…Because the feast falls on a Monday this year, it is not a holy day of obligation, but it’s a wonderful way to honor our Mother Mary.)+++On November 1, 1950, the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius XII, MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS (Defining the Dogma of the Assumption) was promulgated.+++Reading the entire document is efficacious. It can be found on the Vatican website or by searching for “munificentissimus deus”.+++Here is just a sample of the wisdom and beauty of the document, “Consequently, just as the glorious resurrection of Christ was an essential part and the final sign of this victory, so that struggle which was common to the Blessed Virgin and her divine Son should be brought to a close by the glorification of her virginal body,…”+++Mary, Assumed into Heaven, pray for us!+++