“Mary is the most important of all the saints–a person so good and holy that she was chosen to be the mother of God’s own son.”
“Mary is the Patron Saint of the Entire Human Race.”
Source: Saint and Angels page 7
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
“We celebrate the truth that God took Mary, body and soul, to heaven.”
Today, August 15, 2017, is the celebration of the Assumption of Mary.
The Magnificat–Mary’s Prayer
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.
From COMPENDIUM Catechism of the Catholic Church Appendix A Common Prayers Page 183