Mary, Mother of Jesus


Mary (Greek: Μαρία, translit. María; Aramaic: ܡܪܝܡ‎, translit. Mariam‎; Hebrew: מִרְיָם‎, translit. Miriam‎; Arabic: مريم‎, translit. Mariam‎), also known by various titles, styles and honorifics, was a 1st-century Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and the Quran.

The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin (Greek: παρθένος, translit. parthénos) and Christians believe that she conceived her son while a virgin by the Holy Spirit. The miraculous conception took place when she was already betrothed to Joseph and was awaiting the concluding rite of marriage, the formal home-taking ceremony. She married Joseph and accompanied him to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.

The Gospel of Luke begins its account of Mary's life with the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced her divine selection to be the mother of Jesus. According to canonical gospel accounts, Mary was present at the crucifixion and is depicted as a member of the early Christian community in Jerusalem. According to the Catholic and Orthodox teaching, at the end of her earthly life her body was assumed directly into Heaven; this is known in the Christian West as the Assumption.

Mary has been venerated since early Christianity, and is considered by millions to be the most meritorious saint of the religion. She is claimed to have miraculously appeared to believers many times over the centuries. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God (Greek: Θεοτόκος, translit. Theotokos, lit. 'God-bearer'). There is significant diversity in the Marian beliefs and devotional practices of major Christian traditions. The Roman Catholic Church holds distinctive Marian dogmas, namely her status as the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity, and her Assumption into heaven. Many Protestants minimize Mary's role within Christianity, based on the argued brevity of biblical references. Mary (Arabic: مريم‎, translit. Maryām‎) also has a revered position in Islam, where one of the longer chapters of the Quran is devoted to her.



Act of Consecration Mary
Assumption of Mary
Mount Carmel, Our Lady of
Betania (Venezuela)
Blessings Queen of Angels
Caacupé, Lady (Paraguay)
Caridad del Cobre, Lady (Cuba)
Carmel of the Maipú, Lady (Chile)
China, Our Lady of
Copacabana, Lady (Bolivia)
Coromoto, Lady (Venezuela)
Cotignac (Our Lady of Grace)
Crowning of the Virgin Mary
Ephesus, Shrine of Mary
Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Gidle (Poland)
Hail Mary (Many Languages)
Hail Mary in Pictures
Hail Mary (Special)
Holy Mother of Kalwaria (Miraculous Painting)
Lady Aparecida (Brazil)
Lady Thirty-Three (Uruguay)
Mary in the Bible
Mary, Mother of Jesus
May is The Month of Mary
Mother of the Unborn
Mysteries of the Rosary
Our Blessed Mother
Our Lady of America
Our Lady of Consolation
Our Lady of Cuapa
Our Lady of Good Help
Our Lady of Good Succes
Our Lady of Kazan
Our Lady of Peñafrancia
Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos
Our Lady of the Snows
Our Lady of Tarnopol (Ternopil)
Our Lady of  Perpetual Succor
Our Lady of the Pillar
Our Lady of Pompeii
Our Lady of Quinche (Ecuador)
Our Lady of Salambao
Our Lady of Silence
Our Lady of Siluva
Our Lady of Soufanieh
Our Lady of Walsingham
Scapulars of Mary
Text Avé Maria
Titles of our Holy Mother Mary
Virgin Mary Undoer of Knots



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