The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

assumption Blessed VirginAmong the feasts of the Blessed Virgin that of the dormitio sanctae Mariae, or of her bodily assumption into heaven, was from very early times the most solemn and the most widely observed. In the time of Pope Sergius I a solemn procession proceeded to St. Mary Major, where Mass was celebrated. It was customary to carry images of the Savior and of His Blessed Mother in this procession; outside of Rome a similar ceremony was observed.

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