Happy feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother, body and soul, into heaven.
Canadian Thomist philosopher Charles de Koninck was a big defender
of the Assumption. He saw Munificentissimus
Deus (1 November 1950), which Pius XII promulgated only
a few months after his anti-Modernist and pro-Thomist encyclical Humani
Generis (12 August 1950), as contra Cartesian
dualism, since the Pope stresses the unity of the body and soul in
proclaiming our Blessed Mother was assumed both body and soul into
Following upon Munificentissimus
Deus, we can draw this conclusion: Our Blessed Mother
had the clearest intellect of any human ever. Plus her being the
Queen of the Angels? Wow! No wonder S. Albertus Magnus drew such
knowledge from the Seat of Wisdom!
Oftentimes we think of purity as meaning free from sexual sins,
lust, porneia, etc., but she is so much purer than that! In
these times of "diabolical disorientation," as Sr. Lucia called
them, we should pray:
"Immaculate intellect of the Blessed Virgin Mary, angelically orient
our intellects unto thine! Amen!"
Gaudete in matre nostra. ☺