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  Blessed Virgin Mary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blessed Virgin Mary, sometimes shortened to The Blessed Virgin, is a traditional title specifically used by Roman Catholics, Anglo-Catholics and others to describe Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a weekly cycle of prayers said throughout the day, based on the Liturgy of the Hours, and consists of hymns, psalms, scripture, and patristic readings.
It was subsequently claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary during her sixteenth appearance in Lourdes on March 25, 1858 announced to Bernadette Soubirous "I am the Immaculate Conception".
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 Mary, the mother of Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See Blessed Virgin Mary for a discussion of the Catholic Veneration of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Qur'an quite decisively declares that Jesus was the result of a virgin birth, but that neither she nor her son were divine, but merely "honoured servants" (21.26).
That Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus is a doctrinal stance of the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary,_the_mother_of_Jesus   (4735 words)

 The Cult of the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Virgin is the subject of important liturgical hymns, such as the Akathistos Hymn, sung at the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) and during Lent.
For example, the Virgin Hodegetria is a popular representation of the Virgin in which she holds Christ on her left arm and gestures toward him with her right hand, showing that he is the way to salvation.
The Virgin was worshipped as the Bride of Christ, Personification of the Church, Queen of Heaven, and Intercessor for the salvation of humankind.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/virg/hd_virg.htm   (950 words)

 The Blessed
With all this reverence for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Theotokos, it is consoling and enlightening to learn how she lived, how she prepared herself, and how she blossomed to such a spiritual height as to become the receptacle for the incarnate Word of God.
The Blessed Virgin lived at the temple for approximately eleven years and grew up to be deeply pious and obedient to Him, as well as very modest and industrious.
Blessed are You among women, and blessed is the Fruit of Your womb, because You gave birth to the Savior of our souls.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/mary.htm   (5495 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Blessed Virgin Mary
In the 7th century, in the Byzantine Rite and at Rome, the Birth of the Blessed Virgin was celebrated this day.
...in Honor of the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast of Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary I
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saintbvm.htm   (760 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thus in the hymns on the Nativity (6) we read: "Blessed be Mary, who without vows and without prayer in her virginity conceived and brought forth the Lord of all the sons of her companions, who have been or shall be chaste or righteous, priests and kings.
Not less remarkable is the ever increasing prominence given to the Blessed Virgin during the fourth and fifth centuries in Christian art.
The statue of the Blessed Virgin at Coventry, round the neck of which Lady Godiva's rosary was hung, belongs to the same period.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15459a.htm   (4403 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : On Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marialis Cultus)
The commemoration of the Blessed Virgin occurs often in the Missal, the Lectionary and the Liturgy of the Hours--the hinges of the liturgical prayer of the Roman Rite.
First, the Virgin Mary has always been proposed to the faithful by the Church as an example to be imitated, not precisely in the type of life she led, and much less for the socio-cultural background in which she lived and which today scarcely exists anywhere.
The Blessed Virgin's role as Mother leads the People of God to turn with filial confidence to her who is ever ready to listen with a mother's affection and efficacious assistance.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=5759   (14927 words)

 Scripture Catholic - THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
If, then, death cannot pass beyond virginity, but finds his power checked and shattered there, it is demonstrated that virginity is a stronger thing than death; and that body is rightly named undying which does not lend its service to a dying world, nor brook to become the instrument of a succession of dying creatures.
Thus Christ by being born of a virgin, who, before she knew Who was to be born of her, had determined to continue a virgin, chose rather to approve, than to command, holy virginity.
For if the virgin's body be a temple of God, what is her soul, which, the ashes, as it were, of the body being shaken off, once more uncovered by the hand of the Eternal Priest, exhales the vapor of the divine fire.
www.scripturecatholic.com /blessed_virgin_mary.html   (7380 words)

As the bush was burning but was not destroyed by fire, so also the Blessed Virgin Mary, by giving birth to the Son of God, did not lose her virginity and after the birth remained a Virgin.
The coming of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as we sing at the Litia, was "announced beforehand." In Mary, according to the testimony of St. Andrew of Crete, all the prototypes and prophecies of the Old Testament were fulfilled.
The feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the oldest Marian solemnities, although the time of its appearance cannot be precisely determined.
www.byzantines.net /SaintAthanasius/tract58.htm   (1687 words)

 Blessed Virgin Mary
Although she is known by many names...Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church,Queen of Peace, Mother of God, Advocate, Helper, Mediatrix, Our Lady, and Queen of Heaven, people throughout the world and throughout the centuries have sought her help when troubled.
The Blessed Virgin directs to all acts that every mother lavishes on her children.
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
www.catholicgirl.faithweb.com /blessed_virgin_mary.htm   (1187 words)

 Cardinal John Henry Newman on the Blessed Virgin Mary
I fully grant that devotion towards the Blessed Virgin has increased among Catholics with the progress of centuries; I do not allow that the doctrine concerning her has undergone a growth, for I believe that it has been in substance one and the same from the beginning.
BY the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin is meant the great revealed truth that she was conceived in the womb of her mother, St. Anne, without original sin.
In those blessed gardens, as they may be called, she lived by herself, continually visited by the dew of God's grace, and growing up a more and more heavenly flower, till at the end of that period she was meet for the inhabitation in her of the Most Holy.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/newman-mary.html   (16825 words)

 Biblical Overview: Blessed Virgin Mary
The most holy Virgin Mary was, in the first moment of her conception, by a unique gift of grace and privilege of almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of mankind, preserved free from all stain of original sin.
Mary, the immaculate perpetually Virgin Mother of God, after the completion of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into the glory of heaven.
The Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, benefactress, and Mediatrix.
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 Blessed Virgin Mary Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This photo of an Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken near the bottom of "Miracle Hill" in Medjagore, Yugoslavia, by a devout Catholic woman during a pilgrimage to the site on May 13, 1990.
Confirmed and verified by the Egyptian government, the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary over the Coptic Church of the Blessed Virgin in Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo, are considered one of the greatest incidents of paranormal phenomenon of the 20th Century.
The Church of the Blessed Virgin, Zeitoun, Egypt.
www.delphiassociates.org /photos/bvm/bvm.html   (286 words)

 U.S. Catholic Bishops - Office for the Catechism
The virginal conception of Jesus is most likely not an historical fact, but a theological addition to the Gospels that points to the uniqueness of Jesus.
By the Virgin Birth, Jesus, the New Adam, ushers in the new birth of children adopted in the Holy Spirit through faith.
The Virgin Mary’s virginity is the sign of her faith unadulterated by any doubt.
www.nccbuscc.org /catechism/quizzes/bvm.htm   (289 words)

The Islamic veneration of the Virgin Mary is certainly part of the reason for the remarkable flourishing of mystics within the Sufi tradition.
This volume presents an inspired litany of praise to the Virgin Mary by a contemporary Sufi master.
The love of the author for this blessed figure, revered in both Christianity and Islam, may also sow a spiritual seed in the heart of the sympathetic reader.
www.shop.com /op/aprod-p27807842   (211 words)

 Apparitions and pictures of Virgin Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
11 And when they were come the house, they saw the Lourdes with Virgin Mary his mother Virgin Mary, and fell down, and worshipped : and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
14 When he arose, he took the Lourdes and his mother Virgin Mary by night, and departed Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Fatima: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
21 And he arose, and took the young and his Virgin mother, and came into the land of Israel.
www.marypages.com   (584 words)

 St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio
It was not fitting that a virgin should have anyone as son but God, nor for God to have as a mother anyone but a virgin.
The Apostle states: The unmarried woman and the virgin thinks on the things of the Lord, that she might be holy both in mind and body (1 Cor.
And Bernard writes: Gabriel was sent to a Virgin, such as one described by the Apostle, holy in mind and body, not found by chance, but chosen from eternity, foreknown by the Most High and prepared for Himself, guarded by the angels, foretold by the patriarchs, promised by the prophets.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/IC-BAGNO.HTM   (979 words)

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Behold, Ave is said to the most holy Virgin Mary because of her absolute immunity from any fault; because of her perfect innocence and purity of life; rightly is Ave said to her in the very beginning of her salutation, Ave indeed and without woe ("a" or "absque vae").
For she is that Mary of whom it is said: "The name of the virgin was Mary" (Luke I, 27.) We have as witnesses of the resplendent chastity of Mary: the Evangelist, Mary herself, and the Angel.
Bernard saith: "Well was she full of grace, who both kept the grace of virginity and acquired the glory of fecundity." The Lord, therefore, sat on the throne of the mind of Mary by grace, and filled the house of her body with His majesty by His assumed nature.
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 Rare Portraits of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Zeitun-eg.org: The Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Egypt (incl.
The Virgin is called Merciful, as She is the source of mercy.
Virgin of the Passion, School of Crete, 16th-17th century.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/3227   (1317 words)

 Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Heaven
That the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was born of an Immaculate Conception;
That the Blessed Virgin Mary found favor with God and is blessed amongst all women;
That the Blessed Virgin Mary will hear our prayers and will beg God and His Son, on our behalf, for our help, for our forgiveness and for our salvation.
www.geocities.com /reginamundi77   (330 words)

 DeoOmnisGloria.com: The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
It is the Blessed Virgin Mary clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
Theodotus of Ancyra terms her a virgin innocent, without spot, void of culpability, holy in body and in soul, a lily springing among thorns, untaught the ills of Eve nor was there any communion in her of light with darkness, and, when not yet born, she was consecrated to God ("Orat.
www.deoomnisgloria.com /mt/archives/000455.html   (16383 words)

 Blessed Virgin Mary
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Now the Bible does say that Mary was blessed among women because she was chosen to give birth to Jesus, the Christ-child, and as Christians we rightly hold Mary in high esteem.
That she was saved as a disciple of Christ is in the Bible, for she regarded Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
www.jeremiahproject.com /prophecy/marian01.html   (878 words)

 Children see Blessed Virgin in Beauraing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
he first few times that The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Beauraing, it was at some distance from the five children, Andree and Gilberte Degeimbre 15 and 9 years of age and Fernande, Golberte and Albert Voisin aged 15, 13 and 11 years of age.
The Blessed Virgin remained there silently for a long.
The first days, Our Blessed Lady seemed to be waiting for the children and appeared to them whilst they were praying the rosary.
www.marypages.com /beauraingEng.htm   (1048 words)

 The Blessed Virgin's, Mother Mary's Rosary for World Peace,
Dougherty traveled to the Coptic Church in Zeitoun, Egypt at the request of The Blessed Virgin.
When he saw this picture inside the Church, he was amazed for that is the way she appeared to him.
Concerning the Passing Of the Blessed Virgin Mary-8\31 The description of Mother Mary's Ascension or Assumption, attributed to Joseph of Arimathea.
www.reversespins.com /rosary.html   (1724 words)

 Books on the Blessed Virgin Mary: Editions Magnificat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Account of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin -- Information on the seers -- Impact of the Third Secret.
The Apparition of the Blessed Virgin on the Mountain of La Salette
Quoting the Apocalypse of Saint John, the Virgin Mary prophesied the events of our troubled times.
magnificat.ca /editions/us/en_mar.htm   (163 words)

 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Home Page
The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has, over the past half-century, endeavored to be servants of Jesus Christ, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the universal Roman Catholic Church.
The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been known for its hardworking, dedicated, supportive, and prayerful people.
We thank God for this blessing of service and we continue to welcome the opportunity to serve our community as the Lord Jesus has called us through our baptism.
www.presentationofmary.org   (251 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » Saints » BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
The historical and theological foundations of the celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8th).
A heresy of the 4th and 5th centuries that sought to deify the Blessed Virgin Mary.
On the Nobility of the Blessed Virgin Mary by St Bernardine of Siena
www.catholic-pages.com /dir/bvm.asp   (1457 words)

...It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus Christ came into the world, and it is also through Her that He must reign in the world.
...When the Virgin Mary has taken root in a soul, She produces in it wonders of grace which only She can produce.
...The Virgin Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth by grace as Jesus is the King by nature and by conquest.
www.sdbv.org   (192 words)

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