The Assumption of the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary

According to ancient tradition, the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary survived her Son Jesus for twelve years, and when she died, her body and soul were assumed into Heaven. The universal belief of Christians was not an article of defined faith until 1 November, 1950, when Pope Pius XII defined as a truth, revealed by God, that the Immaculate Mother of God, Mary, ever Virgin, when the course of her life on earth was finished, was taken up body and soul into Heaven.