This day the Virgin Mary ascends into heaven;
rejoice for she reigns with Christ forever.
- Magnificat Antiphon, Second Vespers (Extraordinary Form)
“He whom she received at His entrance into this poor world, receives her today at the gate of the holy City. No spot on earth so worthy of the Son of God as the Virgin’s womb: no throne in heaven so lofty as that whereon the Son of Mary places her in return. What a reception each gave to the other! It is beyond the power of expression, because beyond the reach of our thought. Who shall declare the generation of the son, and the Assumption of the Mother?” - St. Bernard on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
O Prima Virgo Prodita