Already approaching the celebration of the Third Millennium of the new era, the Church is intensifying her preparation for the encounter with her Lord 1"Behold, the Bridegroom comes, go out and receive him" 2. The Holy Father, John Paul II has wished that we as priests participate in a special way in this preparation, manifesting our communion with the one Eternal Pastor. This desire called for certain moments of encounter, of reflection on the gifts of the priesthood, and of prayer.
Mary, also known as St. The Virgin Mother "was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men. Mary is venerated with a special cult, called by St.
Site Search Arabic Bible Gallery. Gallery Search. As we know from early Christian writings, the Apostle Luke the Evangelist personally knew the Virgin Mary and based several chapters of His Gospel on Her recollections.
It would take hundreds of books to describe the life of Our Lady, so this is just a humble presentation attempting to make us know her better. T he Blessed Virgin Mary was born to St. Joachim and St. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehemwhere Jesus was born. According to Catholic and Orthodox teachings, at the end of her earthly life her body was raised 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.
Maryalso called St. Mary or the Virgin Maryflourished beginning of the Christian erathe mother of Jesusvenerated in the Christian church since the apostolic age and a favourite subject in Western artmusicand literature. Mary is known from biblical references, which are, however, too sparse to construct a coherent biography.
The most comprehensive stories about the early childhood of Mary are attributed to the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of James. This has been documented by historians as being written prior to the year AD. She,more than anyone else knows the mystery of mercy that reaches its climax on Calvary.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Mary was the mother of Jesus. Christians believe she was made pregnant miraculously by God while she was still a virgin.
Story of the Early Life of the Virgin top register north wall. Birth of the Virgin. Presentation of the Virgin.
Mary serves as the patron saint of all human beings, watching over them with motherly care due to her role as the mother of Jesus Christwhom Christians believe is the world's savior. Mary is honored as a spiritual mother to people of many faiths, including MuslimJewishand New Age believers. Here's a biographical profile of Mary and a summary of her miracles :.