The 'Falling Asleep' or Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a term commonly used in the East, which means that she died in the fullness of grace with no suffering and then was assumed into …More
The 'Falling Asleep' or Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a term commonly used in the East, which means that she died in the fullness of grace with no suffering and then was assumed into heaven. However, Pope Pius XII left open the question of whether or not she died before her Assumption in his Apostolic Constitution, Munificentissimus Deus.