Mary’s Blessedness, Incomplete Unless She Were in Heaven as a Person

From this we can see that she is there bodily...her blessedness would not have been complete unless she were there as a person. The soul is not a person, but the soul, joined to the body, is a person. It is manifest that she is there in soul and in body. Otherwise she would not possess her complete beatitude.

-Saint Bonaventure, OFM, Doctor of the Church, 13th Century
Pope Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus #32, 1950

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