Thursday 15 of August – Assumption of the Virgin Mary
At the end of his life on earth, Mary was taken up body and soul into heaven. This is a truth of faith, received by tradition and was solemnly proclaimed by Pio XII in 1950. It is a great celebration of our Mother the Virgin, and San Juan del Hospital consecration will be done to it at every Mass.
"On this Solemnity of the Assumption we contemplate Mary: it opens us to hope, a future full of joy and teaches us the camino to achieve it: accepted in faith to His Son; never lose friendship with him, but be enlightened and guided by the Word; follow him every day, even at times when we feel that our crosses are heavy. Maria, the Ark of the Covenant is in the sanctuary of heaven, It tells us with luminous clarity that we are on our way to our true home, communion of joy and peace with God " (Benedicto XVI, homily 2010).