This is part of a series of daily devotionals for May, the month of Mary.
In giving birth, the Blessed Mother kept her virginity and in her death she did not leave the world, but was joined to the source of Life. She conceived the living God and, by her prayers, will deliver our souls from death. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary is â€œa gracious reminder to the Church that our Lord wishes all whom the Father has given Him to be raised with Him. In Mary, taken to glory, to union with Christ, the Church sees herself answering the invitation of the heavenly Bridegroom.”