The “Assumption of Mary Into Heaven” is celebrated on August 15 in Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches and in many Anglican and Lutheran traditions. Only officially recognized in 1950, it is based on what Christians had believed for centuries: that because of her special relationship to Jesus, she was taken up to heaven as He had been. It is a reminder to all of us of our own future resurrection.

Carl Jung, the famous psychiatrist, saw it as a very important doctrine that gave dignity to women. He said, “Assumption is the most important religious teaching since the Protestant Reformation … a feminine figure is in eternal life and is [venerated by] the faithful…” (Carl Jung, Letters, 566-68). This is an interesting and important idea.

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