In this episode of No Apologies Fra Joseph takes a look at the Assumption of Our Lady. When Mary’s life here on Earth was through, she was brought both body and soul into heaven.

Ave Maria!

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  1. I am a little confused. I originally thought that Elijah and Enoch was taken into heaven. But then I also heard that the gates of heaven were not open until Jesus rose. They were in a state of (Limbo) until Jesus opened the gates of heaven. What exactly is the Church’s teaching on it.

    • We should understand that God holds the time and could decide whatever happens in every particular time. Jesus was alive before the creation of the world.

      * “Before the mountains were born, and before you created the earth and the world, you are God. You have always been, and you will always be” (Psalm 90:2, NCV).

      * “Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting” (Psalm 93:2, NKJV).

      * “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

  2. That is precisely the point; Elijah and Enoch WERE exceptions (did go directly to God’s presence in Heaven).. and so the Church teaches of Mary also.


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