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  Virgin Mary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary, the mother of Jesus, the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary
Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary
Virgin Mary in Islam, the Islamic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virgin_Mary   (125 words)

 Encyclopedia: Virgin Mary
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo The Assumption of the Virgin.
Nicolas Poussin The Assumption of the Virgin, The Assumption of the Virgin
Virgin Mary is present, though not as the main character, in all episodes connected with the birth, early years and death of her son Jesus Christ.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Virgin-Mary   (356 words)

 Learn more about Mary, the mother of Jesus in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Mary was also present at the inauguration of Jesus' public ministry when, at the marriage in Cana, her intercession led to the first public miracle performed by Jesus (John 2:1-11).
Mary cradling the dead body of her son is a common motif in art, called a pietà.
Mary, they point out, is not in herself divine, and has only such powers to help as are granted to her by God in response to her prayers.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /m/ma/mary__the_mother_of_jesus.html   (2545 words)

 Blessed Virgin Mary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary herself required redemption and is not equal to Christ in Catholic theology.
The central role of Mary in the belief and practice of Catholicism is reflected in the fact that many Catholic churches contain side altars dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
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".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blessed_Virgin_Mary   (1536 words)

Mary had suffered her first great sorrow at the time when Joseph was hesitating about taking her for his wife; she experienced her second great sorrow when she heard the words of holy Simeon.
Mary's Divine motherhood is based on the teaching of the Gospels, on the writings of the Fathers, and on the express definition of the Church.
John Chrysostom is of opinion that Mary would have felt fear and trouble, unless the angel had explained the mystery of the Incarnation to her, and that she showed some vainglory at the marriage feast in Cana and on visiting her Son during His public life together with the brothers of the Lord.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15464b.htm   (9330 words)

 The Blessed
In prayers the Virgin Mary is called Theotokos, which in Greek means the Mother of God, since the One Who was born from Her was at the time of conception and always will be the true God.
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 vision of the Virgin Mary and the cures continued for three and a half weeks, and She spoke much on the salvation of mankind, as the people remained there day and night.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/mary.htm   (5495 words)

 mother of the church
We call her "Virgin Mary" because she is the only person in the Bible called "Virgin"...
Virgin Mary is the Mother of Jesus, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and the favored daughter of the Father...
The prophecy just mentioned, has been fulfilled in the last 2,000 years: Virgin Mary is the women in the history who has had more poems dedicated to her, to call Her blessed with the poetry...
www.religion-cults.com /millennium/mary.htm   (876 words)

 Mary Ever Virgin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
But because of considerations of ceremonial cleanliness, it was eventually necessary for Mary, a consecrated 'virgin of the Lord' to have a guardian or protector who would respect her vow of virginity.
How seriously Joseph was required to respect Mary's vow was indicated by the fact that when she was discovered to be with child, he got in trouble with the Temple authorities, who thought he had defiled a virgin of the Lord.
Mary was also accused of having forsaken the Lord by breaking her vow.
www.northshorecatholic.org /RCIA/mary_ever_virgin.htm   (1784 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: 2007-09-19)
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)

Virgin Mary was a virgin before, during, and perpetually after the birth of Christ (Ante partum, in partu, post partum), a belief also re-asserted during the first decades of the Protestant reformation.
Not only was Mary the mother of him who is born [in Bethlehem], but of him who, before the world, was eternally born of the Father, from a Mother in time and at the same time man and God.
Elizabeth called Mary Mother of the Lord, because the unity of the person in the two natures of Christ was such that she could have said that the mortal man engendered in the womb of Mary as at the same time the eternal God.
religion-cults.com /mary/virgin.htm   (2025 words)

 Mary: Ever Virgin
However, due to considerations of ceremonial cleanliness, it was eventually necessary for Mary, a consecrated "virgin of the Lord," to have a guardian or protector who would respect her vow of virginity.
The gravity of his responsibility as the guardian of a virgin was indicated by the fact that, when she was discovered to be with child, he had to answer to the Temple authorities, who thought him guilty of defiling a virgin of the Lord.
Today most Protestants are unaware of these early beliefs regarding Mary’s virginity and the proper interpretation of "the brethren of the Lord." And yet, the Protestant Reformers themselves—Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli—honored the perpetual virginity of Mary and recognized it as the teaching of the Bible, as have other, more modern Protestants.
www.catholic.com /library/Mary_Ever_Virgin.asp   (1895 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine )O( Virgin Mary as Goddess | Virgin Mary goddess queen hail saint Fatima ...
Mary told the children that she had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child.
Mary told two of the children that they would soon "go to heaven" but that the third would live long.
Since the Virgin was closely associated by the early Church with Wisdom – with the Saint Sophia or Holy Wisdom, of the Cathedral Church at
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /mary_goddess.html   (808 words)

Mary was invited to conceive him in whom the "whole fullness of deity" would dwell "bodily".[120] The divine response to her question, "How can this be, since I know not man?", was given by the power of the Spirit: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you."[121]
The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.[135]
"Full of grace", Mary is "the most excellent fruit of redemption" (SC 103): from the first instant of her conception, she was totally preserved from the stain of original sin and she remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life.
www.christusrex.org /www1/CDHN/creed3.html   (1301 words)

 Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture - House of Virgin Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The resolutions of the council of 431 held that the Virgin Mary came to Ephesos.
Muslims use the room to the south, which is believed to be the bedroom of the Virgin Mary, as a prayer chapel.
This house, where the Virgin Mary is supposed to have lived during her last days, and to have died with Johanna at her side, is situated 7 km south of the antique city of Ephesus in İzmir.
www.kulturturizm.gov.tr /portal/arkeoloji_en.asp?belgeno=1774   (408 words)

 Catholic Online
Mary’s life and role in the history of salvation is prefigured in the Old Testament, while the events of her life are recorded in the New Testament.
Born in Jerusalem, Mary was presented in the Temple and took a vow of virginity.
The dogma of the Immaculate Conception - that Mary, as the Mother of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, was free of original sin at the moment of her conception was proclaimed by Pope Pius IX in 1854.
www.catholic.org /saints/saint.php?saint_id=4967   (967 words)

 Virgin Mary - Kusadasi Guide - Historical Places
Located on the top of the "Bulbul" mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus, the shrine of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green.
It is also visited by Muslims who recognize Mary as the mother of one of their prophets.
The House of Virgin Mary is located on top of Bulbul Mountain, approximately 27km away from Kusadasi.
www.kusadasi.net /historical/virginmary.htm   (295 words)

 Virgin Mary
Joseph took the holy Virgin St. Mary, and she dwelt with him until Gabriel, the Angel of the Lord, came to her and announced to her that the Son of God was to be incarnated from her, for the salvation of Adam and his posterity.
For that reason, Joseph rose, and the virgin with him, and went from the city of Nazareth to "Bethlehem" to be counted in the census there because he was from the tribe of Judah, from the house of David.
When they arrived in Bethlehem, the Virgin gave birth to her first born child and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and put him in a manger, for they did not have a place for them in the inn.
www.stathanasius.miss.on.coptorthodox.ca /Saints_Stories/VirginMary.htm   (1877 words)

 St. Mary the Virgin
The Creeds say that Christ was "born of the virgin Mary." That is to say, they assert on the one hand that he was truly and fully human, born of a woman and not descended from the skies like an angel.
His virgin birth attests to the fact that he was always more than merely human, always one whose presence among us was in itself a miracle, from the first moment of his earthly existence.
Little is known of the life of the Virgin Mary except insofar as it intersects with the life of her Son, and there is an appropriateness in this.
www.satucket.com /lectionary/Mary.htm   (755 words)

 Revelation 13: Virgin Mary Sightings in the U.S.
Beginning in June 2003, an image of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child was noticed in a window at Milton Hospital in Milton Mass., south of Boston.
Perhaps this Mary sighting is a sign of the influence of Christ in Milton Massachusetts, that resulted in a hero being born there, who along with his son would help bring peace and security to this nation and the entire world.
A BVM was reported in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in December 2003, as a ceiling stain resembling the Virgin Mary and child, in a Greek Orthodox Church: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
www.revelation13.net /Mary.html   (1975 words)

 EIPS - Cult of Mary - Part One
Mary was present at the Cross-where Christ disassociated Himself from her giving John the duty of sonship.
Why, sir, the books of devotion which are sanctioned by the Papal church, contain, in regard to Mary’s power and glory, the honour which is due to her, and the miracles she is said to have performed, a mass of absurdity, falsehood and blasphemy, almost incredible.
Twilight, are Rome’s ascriptions of praise to Mary in prose.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=mary1   (3121 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.
Her sister Marie was there at the time and much later at the hearings for Therese's beautification, she testified to what had happened saw Therese in ecstasy.
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.
catholicgirl.faithweb.com /blessed_virgin_mary.htm   (1187 words)

 Apparitions and pictures of Virgin Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the Lourdes and his mother Virgin Mary, and flee Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Fatima will seek the Lourdes to destroy.
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.
www.marypages.com   (584 words)

 Real Photographs of Jesus and Mary Collected from the Web
Analysis of the series of photographs of Mary near an evergreen tree and holding the rosary indicated a similar phenomena.
What is intriguing about the Jesus and Mary photographs is that many of these photos are posted on small unsophisticated homepages by people who have been quite inspired by their photos.
The significance of Jesus and Mary permitting their images to be captured on photographs is not known.
jesusphotos.altervista.org   (1538 words)

 Virgin Mary: Vision or Aberration?
However, seeing an "image" of the Virgin Mary in a random design pattern is not the same as seeing an apparition of the Virgin Mary where she appears, often delivering messages or instructions in prayer, devotion or other directives.
The appearance of the Virgin Mary in burnt toast or other random design patters such as clouds, smoke or a tree is an "aberration," an illusion, a departure from the norm of seeing what is only a natural random design pattern.
I have entitled this "Virgin Mary: Vision or Aberration" that each person may decide for themselves whether they can see a resemblance or vision of the Virgin Mary or if they conclude this is only an aberration, a trick that the mind is playing upon those of devout persuasion.
www.byteland.org /virginmary   (1177 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » Saints » BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Mary Shows Us the Way to God The Holy Father's Homily for the Feast of the Assumption 1999 in which he focused on the joy expressed in the Magnificat.
The historical and theological foundations of the celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8th).
Mary: In the Upper Room Mary was with the Apostles, in the midst of the Church, when the Spirit descended at Pentecost.
catholic-pages.com /dir/bvm.asp   (1457 words)

 The Virgin Mary (Harpers.org)
The Virgin Mary appeared in a dirty window in Perth Amboy, New Jersey; people came from miles around to pray.
Many Roman Catholics were hoping that Pope John Paul II would use his absolute power in such matters to declare the Virgin Mary a co-redeemer with Jesus Christ; 6 million Catholics, including 550 bishops and 42 cardinals, have signed petitions beseeching the Pope to do so, which effectively would make the Virgin a god.
In Chicago a vandal painted the words “big lie” over a stain on a roadside wall that many people believe is an apparition of the Virgin Mary; onlookers wept as a road crew covered the stain with brown paint.
www.harpers.org /VirginMary.html   (593 words)

Some of the better known Mary Gardens today are those at Our Lady's national shrines at Knock, Ireland, and Akita, Japan; at the Artane Oratory of the Resurrection in Dublin; and in the cloister planting of Lincoln Cathedral in England.
Of special note in the United States, in addition to the mother garden at Woods Hole, are the Mary Gardens at St.
Mary's Parish, Annapolis, Maryland, adjacent to historic Carroll House, and St.
www.mgardens.org   (250 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Woman 'blessed by the holy toast'
When I took a bite out of it, I saw a face looking up at me - it was Virgin Mary starring (sic) back at me. I was in total shock," she explained.
She says a decade on from its conception, it has not shown any sign of mould or crumbling - which she considers "a miracle".
"I do believe that this is the Virgin Mary Mother Of God," she proclaimed.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4019295.stm   (389 words)

 Virgin Mary on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Manila procession of the Virgin Mary of La Naval, Santo Domingo Church.
The bronze of the Virgin Mary and child.
An image of the Virgin Mary taped to the butt of his rifle, a Christian sniper of the Chamounist group stands guard on a street corner.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-v1irginm1a.asp   (715 words)

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