The Assumption of Mary is important for Christians because it is true; it is a matter of divine revelation and the history of God’s people. As such, it is the belief of the Church. Further, it is important because the Church, as well as all other Christians who die in the friendship of God, is destined to follow Mary’s path of assumption into the heavenly realm.
Assumption of Mary
The Assumption: The Virgin Mary goes before us in the Order of Grace
Let us this day renew our love for the Virgin Mary, who proceeds us in the order of grace, and who has travelled the path of life before her children in the Church. . . .
The Assumption of Mary, Mother of God, Into Heaven
“This daughter of Jerusalem is lovely and beautiful as she ascends to heaven like the rising sun at daybreak”