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Feast of the Assumption

Saturday, August 15, 2020
  • The Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Good Death process through the streets of Cachoeira in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Stephen Selka.

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven. In many countries, the Feast of the Assumption is a major Marian feast, a Holy Day of Obligation and a public holiday.