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Italy. South Tyrol. Tisens. Religious procession on August 15 for the Assumption. A man waits on the sidewalk while a BMW motorbike passes on the road.<br />
A drawing of Joseph in his carpenter's shop with Mary and Jesus. Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, and is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church. Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus' foster father. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, often shortened to the Assumption, is also known as the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary, According to the beliefs of the Catholic Church was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15th. The feast is marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church. South Tyrol (German: Südtirol; Italian: Sudtirolo, also known by its alternative Italian name Alto Adige) is an autonomous province in northern Italy. 15.08.1999 © 1999 Didier Ruef