of the Assumption
(put into doctrine)
by Pope Pius XII
invocation of papal infallibility
in 1950, and taught in Catechism
966. Nothing was said on whether or not Mary died
or was assumed
while still living
. In the 5th century Christians
celebrated a feast
on August 15 called the "Memorial of Mary," that in the next century came to be called "Mary's Dormition
" or "falling asleep." This eastern feast was adopted by Rome
in the 7th
and its title changed to the "Feast of the Assumption
Essentially, the Assumption of the BVM means that Catholics believe that Mary floated up into heaven with her skin, bones, hair and blue dresses intact.
I wonder how she showers .