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Old 16th August 2013, 01:32 PM
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Default Did Mary die?

This is related to your blog post Ron:

http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2013/0...ject-to-death/


In yesterday's homily, Pope Francis said that Mary was given the 'gift of resurrection"

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In her solidarity with her son in the “martyrdom of the Cross,” Mary lived the Passion “to the depths of her soul” and so was given “the gift of resurrection.”

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ne...ancis-teaches/

... in order for a person to resurrect, he/she must die first.
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Old 16th August 2013, 02:06 PM
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The Magisterium teaches, non-infallibly, that Mary died and was raised from the dead, prior to her assumption. The magisterial teaching on the Assumption is infallible. The magisterial teaching that Mary first died and rose is non-infallible.

Pope John Paul II teaches that Mary died in this General Audience:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/jo...061997_en.html

In no less than seven separate paragraphs the Apostolic Constitution on the Assumption refers, in one way or another, to the death of the Virgin Mary:

1. "In the same way, it was not difficult for them to admit that the great Mother of God, like her only begotten Son, had actually passed from this life." (n. 14)

2. " 'Venerable to us, O Lord, is the festivity of this day on which the holy Mother of God suffered temporal death….' " (n. 17, quoting the Sacramentarium Gregorianum)

3. " 'As he kept you a virgin in childbirth, thus he has kept your body incorrupt in the tomb and has glorified it by his divine act of transferring it from the tomb.' " (n. 18, quoting the Byzantine liturgy)

4. "…this feast shows, not only that the dead body of the Blessed Virgin Mary remained incorrupt, but that she gained a triumph out of death…." (n. 20, referring to the feast of the Assumption)

5. " 'It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity intact in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death.' " (n. 21, quoting St. John Damascene)

6. " '…she has received an eternal incorruptibility of the body together with him who has raised her up from the tomb and has taken her up to himself in a way known only to him.' " (n. 22, a quote attributed to St. Modestus of Jerusalem)

7. "Hence the revered Mother of God…finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven…." (n. 40)

In no less than three places, this same Apostolic Constitution, Munificentissimus Deus, also clearly refers to the Resurrection of the Virgin Mary:

1. "Thus, during the earliest period of scholastic theology, that most pious man, Amadeus, Bishop of Lausanne, held that the Virgin Mary's flesh had remained incorrupt-for it is wrong to believe that her body has seen corruption-because it was really united again to her soul and, together with it, crowned with great glory in the heavenly courts." (n. 28)

2. " 'What son would not bring his mother back to life and would not bring her into paradise after death if he could?' " (n. 35, quoting St. Francis of Sales)

3. " '…she has received an eternal incorruptibility of the body together with him who has raised her up from the tomb and has taken her up to himself in a way known only to him.' " (n. 22, a quote attributed to St. Modestus of Jerusalem)

The death of the Virgin Mary is also taught in the Catholic Church in the east, again, non-infallibly.
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