Assunta Name Meaning & Origin
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Latin origin, meaning "taken up". It refers to the Virgin Mary who, at the end of her life, was physically taken up into heaven. The Roman Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary, "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory". This means that Mary was transported into heaven with her body and soul united. Name day is August 15th: it's a holiday in many countries
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Sister Assunta, nun in the British TV comedy series "Father Ted", who is hired to run Dougal and Ted through "the basic Lenten package" of penance.