Scott & Sharon MacLean
Serving with CrossWorld in Northern Italy


Italian Info Answer


August 15 marks the peak of summer vacation season in Italy. 
In addition to celebrating Emperor Augustus (started in 18 BC),
this day is also a Roman Catholic religious holiday.  

What do they commemorate on Aug. 15?  

A) Immaculate Conception (of Mary)
B) Nativity of Mary
C) Death of Mary
D) Bodily Assumption of Mary into Heaven


And the answer is ...

D) Bodily Assumption of Mary into Heaven


August 15 is the day when the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the bodily assumption of Mary into heaven (D).  They celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary on December 8 and Mary’s birth is celebrated nine months later on September 8.  There is no date on which they remember her death.