Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ave Maria Gratia Plena

Pope Benedict XVI kneels in the Chapel at 'Mary's House' near Ephesus, Turkey, where the Virgin Mary is reputed to have lived and died.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the virgin Mary was Assumed into heaven before her death?

10:33 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

The wording in English on the Assumption is similar to this:"... when her days on earth had come to an end ..."

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did she die or was she assumed before she died?

12:32 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

It depends on which theologian you query.

The Orthodox call it the Dormitian --the Fallen Asleep of Our Lady.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So no one agrees on whether or not she died. That leaves me feeling really secure about what I've been taught about Mary.

11:31 AM  

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