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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Start Date: 8/15/2014 All Day
End Date: 8/15/2014

Event Description:
Roman Catholic holyday: This Holy Day of Obligation, the most important of the Marian feast days, with origins in early Christian communities, commemorates when Mary, Mother of God, completed the course of her earthly life and bodily ascended to Heavenly glory, anticipating the destiny of Christ’s followers.[1] Assumption Day, a public holiday in parts of Europe and Latin America, is observed at Mass around the world and with processions in the streets in some places. [2]   


[1] About.com. “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/p/Assumption.htm

[2] TimeAndDate.com “Assumption of Mary.” http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/assumption

Contact Information:
Name: Rev. Amy L. Fisher
Phone: (617) 573-8325
Email: interfaith@suffolk.edu

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