God Has Taken Mary up in a Way Known Only to Him

As the most glorious Mother of Christ, our Savior and God and the giver of life and immortality, has been endowed with life by him, she has received an eternal incorruptibility of the body together with him who has raised her up from the tomb and has taken her up to himself in a way known only to him.

-St. Modestus of Jerusalem, 7th Century
Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus #22, 1950

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