Blessed Mother's death

Blessed Mother's death
Question from Tim on 8/14/2008:

How did the Virgin Mary die? I always thought she was raised into heaven before death.
Answer by Catholic Answers on 8/14/2008:


We don't know how the Virgin Mary died or if she did indeed die. The Church is silent on the matter. All that we know is that, when her earthly life was over, she was raised into heaven and glorified, body and soul. That is the dogma of the Assumption, which the Church will celebrate tomorrow on August 15.

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