The Assumption of Mary, which falls on the 15th of August every year, is a signi…

The Assumption of Mary, which falls on the 15th of August every year, is a significant belief in Catholic theology. It’s when Mary’s time on Earth had come to an end, she was taken up to heaven, both her body and her soul. Even though this exact story isn’t recounted in the Catholic Bible, there are passages that seem to connect with this belief.

One interesting connection comes from the Book of Revelation, (Revelation 12:1-6) that talks about a woman clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head, a crown of 12 stars. Many Catholics believe that this is a symbol of Mary. In the same passage, the woman gives birth to a baby who’s destined to rule all nations with a rod of iron, which many relate to Jesus. The story also mentions the woman going to the wilderness, which some see as similar to Mary being assumed into heaven.

Another piece that ties into this is the idea of the Ark of the Covenant. In the Old Testament, the Ark was a sacred container that held the Ten Commandments and was associated to God’s presence. Mary, being Jesus’ mother, is seen as a new Ark of the Covenant because she carried Jesus, who is God’s word in human form. This makes Mary’s role even more special in the grand plan.

While the direct narrative of Mary’s assumption may not be present in the Catholic Bible, the themes and symbols found within scripture are often invoked to support this doctrine. The belief in Mary’s assumption highlights her special place in the divine plan and underscores the continuity between Old and New Testament themes in Catholic theology.

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