Venerable Maria Agreda
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Venerable Maria Agreda, in her Mystical City of God records that the Immaculate Mother of God survived her Divine Son 21 years and that she died peacefully at 3pm on Friday the 13th of August in the 21st year after the resurrection of Christ. Her glorious Assumption occurred three days later on Sunday the 15th of August.
We find that AD 33 plus AD 21 yields AD 54 for the date of the Dormition and Assumption of Mary. However, when we confer with the Julian calendar calculator, we find that the Friday does not fall on the 13th of August in the year AD 54. Uh oh.
There is, however, a problem with the math in the preceding paragraph. Christ did not live out a full 33 years and Mary did not live out a full 21 years beyond the resurrection of Christ our Lord. So we should not look for AD 54, but for AD 53.
And guess what. In the Julian AD 53, the 13th of August is a Friday and the 15th of August is Sunday.
If we are to trust the vision of Maria Agreda, AD 53 in the Julian calendar fits rather perfectly.
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