Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. To commemorate this feast day, we're sharing 9 quotes about the Assumption of Mary from Scripture, Saints, and the Mass.
"A great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars" (Rev 12:1).
“Glorious things are said of thee, O Mary, who today art exalted above the choirs of angels: 'Blessed are you, O Mary, for along with Christ, you have attained eternal victory.'" - from the Vigil Mass of today's feast
"We are all her children, she is the Mother of all mankind. And now, the whole human race commemorates her ineffable assumption. Mary is welcomed to heaven: the Daughter of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit. Greater than she no one but God." - St. Josemaria Escriva
"The feast of the assumption of our Lady prompts us to acknowledge the basis for this joyful hope. Yes, we are still pilgrims, but our mother has gone on ahead, where she points to the reward of our efforts. She tells us that we can make it. And, if we are faithful, we will reach home. The blessed Virgin is not only our model, she is the help of Christians. And as we besiege her with our petitions — ‘Show that you are our Mother’ — she cannot help but watch over her children with motherly care.” - St. Josemaria Escriva
"Think what a reward God has given to his exalted Mother who is our Mother too. She who called herself the handmaid of the Lord (Lk 1:38), is exalted above all other creatures, in heaven and on earth. She who considered herself the least among the Lord’s poor, finds herself crowned as Queen and Lady of the whole universe . . . ." - Bl. Alvaro del Portillo
"Whatever from the physical point of view was the organic, biological cause of the end of her bodily life, it can be said that for Mary the passage from this life to the next was the full development of grace in glory, so that no death can ever be so fittingly described as a “dormition" as hers." - St. John Paul II
"It was fitting that God's Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and as the handmaid of God." - St. John Damascene
"All her thoughts, her desires, her affections, were wholly given to God; not a word, not a motion, not a glance of the eye, not a breath of hers that was not for God and for his glory, never departing one step, nor separating herself for one moment from the divine love. Ah ! in the happy hour of her death how did all the lovely virtues which she practised during her life surround her blessed bed!" - St. Alphonsus Ligouri
"The most Blessed Trinity receives and showers honours on the Daughter, Mother and Spouse of God... And so great is our Lady's majesty that the Angels exclaim: Who is she?" - St. Josemaria Esciva