The catechism tells us: “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians.” (CCC. No. 966). When we celebrate the Assumption, we remind ourselves how we too shall live forever with Christ in heaven after our journey on earth is over. The assumption is not simply Mary’s feast but our own feast as well. We are celebrating the fact that God will raise us up on the last day. The opening prayer at Mass prays: “grant through her prayers, that, saved by the mystery of Your redemption, we may merit to be exalted by You on high.” We pray that since Jesus, honoured Mary by assuming her body and soul into heaven, we too will find a similar favour in His sight at the end of our lives.

…the angels rejoice!