For those of us who never understood the hype for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially for those born after 1950 is now truly viewed as a Dogma for us to accept and propagate, projected as the last millennium’s important moment in the Faith and in Holy Mother the Church.
Venerable Pope Pius XII had declared the dogma of Mary’s Assumption into heaven. It was to be as valid as the dogma of the Immaculate Conception (declared in 1854 by Pope Pius IX). Over the passage of 95 years since, millions of petitions from the faithful had reinforced the spirit of this recent dogma on the Assumption.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a declaration that the Lord had endowed Mary to be taken up, body and soul, into His glory. It was a great sign discovered in the Book of Revelation : Mary was the woman seen dressed with the sun and the moon under her feet, her head covered with twelve stars.(Rev.12:1).
Yesterday, 15th August was the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. AFJ(Ambassadors For Jesus) Founder, Melvyn Brown had approved of the many petitions received from his AFJ members in India and abroad to declare that from henceforth every year the AFJ and the AFJ Catholic Women United would celebrate August 15th as the AFJ Assumption Day. Say ‘Yes’ to Mary, our spiritual Mother.
- By Melvyn Brown@Kolkata. India. 16 August 2015