heaven, body and soul.”
New propers for the Mass were introduced at the same time which place emphasis on the continuity of the Immaculate Conception, her Divine Maternity and the Assumption. The Mass sees the glorified Virgin as the Woman clothed with the sun (Introit), in the King’s daughter clothed in golden robes (Gradual), in the Woman who, with her Son, will be victorious over the serpent (Offertory). The Mass applies to her the praise given to Judith (Epistle); it recognizes in Mary’s Assumption the fulfilling of her own prophecy in the Magnificat (Gospel).
The Prayer asks that after Mary’s example, we may long for heaven (Collect and Secret), obtain the glorious resurrection (Postcommunion) and enjoy ever lasting happiness (Collect).