Mary, Changed into the Heavenly Life of Incorruptibility

You are she who, as it is written, appears in beauty, and your virginal body is all holy, all chaste, entirely the dwelling place of God, so that it is henceforth completely exempt from dissolution into dust. Though still human, it is changed into the heavenly life of incorruptibility, truly living and glorious, undamaged and sharing in perfect life. 

-St. Germanus of Constantinople, 8th Century
Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus #22, 1950

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