14 August 2009

Vigil of the Assumption

All the rich among the people shall entreat Thy countenance: after her shall virgins be brought to the King: her companions shall be brought to thee in gladness and rejoicing.

The Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a II Class day in its own right in the traditional liturgical calendar. It is a day of fasting and complete abstinence in preparation for tomorrow's feast.

Read: Pope Pius XII, Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus (1950). Defining the Dogma of the Assumption.

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