Commentary on the Gospel of
MY SOUL PROCLAIMS THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD
Because she remained sinless, death could not touch her body. At the moment of death, Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven. She is thus the first to participate in her Son’s bodily resurrection. The Father and Son through the Spirit share with her the resurrection promised to all who remain faithful to the end; that is, redemption of one’s entire personhood and eternal communion with God.
Mary is thus the icon of our ultimate aspirations. In her glorious Assumption, we glimpse what God offers us also — preservation of our transformed body and soul and eternal life with God.