Assumption Merengues Recipe — Celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary !

The feast of the Assumption of Our Lady on August 15th, reminds us that we, too, are called to go to heaven. Not exactly the way that she did, but our mission is to journey there. Mary was given to us by God to help us along the way.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in numeral 966 :

“Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.”

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians:

In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death.

Let’s celebrate!

For all these reasons, as catholics, we ought to celebrate this feast, BIG! Get your family together, plan to go to mass, pray a rosary and get in the kitchen!
Cooking as a family is a bonding experience and a fun way to teach the faith to your children.
Below, is the Assumption Merengue or “Merenguitos de Maria” recipe. This idea came out of a brainstorming activity at a YAG night with Rafael,Peter,Cristina and Jess!
This treat has a lot of symbolism.
Shape: its upward shape reminds us of our journey up to heaven.
12 yellow stars:
the 12 stars on her crown.
Blue represents the color of Mary and White her purity.

Assumption Merengues


calories: 10 KCAL


846, 869, or any large star tipPiping bagBaking SheetsParchment paperMixer



  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

We suggest you say this prayer before making the meringues :


Father, we thank you for the gift of Mother Mary and her glorious Assumption. Help us understand our mission as a family and through her loving intercession and friendship journey straight to Heaven with the angels and Saints.



  • Happy Feast of the Assumption of Mary !