Mary, the Blessed Virgin

Feast Days:  Mary the Holy Mother of God (Jan 1), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aug 15), and the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

The Mother of God; Patron Saint of the United States

Blessed Virgin MaryThe Blessed Virgin Mary, also the Blessed Virgin and the Virgin Mary, are titles of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Since the first century, devotion to the Virgin Mary has been a major elements of the spiritual life of a vast number of Christians.  From the Council of Ephesus in 431 to Vatican II and Pope John Paul II's encyclical Redemptoris Mater, the Virgin Mary has come to be seen not only as the Mother of God but also as the Mother of the Church.  The key role of the Virgin Mary in the beliefs of many Christians, her veneration, and the growth of Mariology have not only come about by the Marian writings of the saints or official statements but have often been driven from the groun up, from the masses of believers, and at times via reported as Marian apparitions, miracles, and healings.

 

 

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee. 
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb Jesus. 
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for our sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

Amen

 


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