Today, we commemorate the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day, she was assumed body and soul into heaven. A pious legend holds that the Apostles had been miraculously assembled at Jerusalem on this day to be with the Blessed Virgin before she died. The last one to arrive, as usual, was St. Thomas. He went to the Virgin’s tomb and found that nothing was left of her body except her sash.
Our Lady, Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us!