There is a great consolation in the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary remained on earth for many years after her divine Son returned to heaven having accomplished His mission to reunite man and God to save us from our sins. Mary remained – she endured the sadness and the suffering of this world. We all have sadness and suffering, and we have a mother who knows what we’re going through herself, having known God like no other. She remained for many reasons. While her biological Son had gone to heaven, she had other children to care for, spiritual children.