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Immaculate

Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Virgin Mary or Mary the Mother of God is the Mother of Jesus Christ[1] and Mother of the Catholic Church.[2] But she was not a prostitute,[3][4] nor a member of any Jewish group or sect, such as the Essenes.[5][6] Neither was she a goddess or anything but a human person.[7][8]

NamesEdit

Advocate, Help, Benefactress, MediatrixEdit

Mary ceaslessly prays for us to Christ.[9]

All-HolyEdit

Mary is Most Holy, free from all sin.[10]

Assumed into HeavenEdit

Mary is exalted and crowned Queen.[11]

Eschatological Icon of the ChurchEdit

Mary is the image of the perfect Church.[12]

Ever VirginEdit

Mary is always faithful to God her Savior.[13]

Exemplar of HolinessEdit

Mary is the model and source of holiness.[14]

Exemplar of HopeEdit

Mary is the purest bearer of hope.[15]

Exemplar of Obedience of FaithEdit

Mary is the most blessed among women.[16]

Exemplar of PrayerEdit

Mary is the model and source of prayer.[17]

Exemplar of Union with the SonEdit

Mary is always and everywhere united to Christ.[18]

Exemplar and Witness of FaithEdit

Mary is the Queen of the Martyrs.[19]

Full of GraceEdit

Mary is the New Ark of the Covenant.[20]

Handmaid of the LordEdit

Mary is the personal servant of God.[21]

Immaculate ConceptionEdit

Mary is most holy from her conception.[22]

Mother of ChristEdit

Mary is the source of the Messiah.[23]

Mother of the ChurchEdit

Mary is the source of the New Israel.[24]

Mother of GodEdit

Mary is the true Mother of Christ.[25]

Mother of the LivingEdit

Mary is the Woman, the New Eve.[26]

Mother of MercyEdit

Mary is the exemplar of charity.[27]

New EveEdit

Mary is the helper of Christ, the New Adam.[28]

Queen of Heaven and EarthEdit

Mary is Queen over all things.[29]

She shows the WayEdit

Mary shows us Christ, the Way.[30]

Seat of WisdomEdit

Mary is docile to the Word.[31]

LifeEdit

Annunciation Jacopo.Da.Montagnana

Annunciation

AnnunciationEdit

Visitation to St. ElizabethEdit

NativityEdit

Flight to EgyptEdit

NazarethEdit

PassoverEdit

Wedding at CanaEdit

PassionEdit

ResurrectionEdit

AscensionEdit

PentecostEdit

AssumptionEdit

FamilyEdit

Sts. Anne and Joachim, her parentsEdit

St. Joseph, her husbandEdit

St. Mary of Clopas, her husband's sisterEdit

Jesus Christ, her SonEdit

St. Elizabeth, her relativeEdit

St. Mary Salome, her relativeEdit

Sts. James and John, her relativesEdit

Popular PietyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm#505
  2. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p4s1c2a2.htm#2679
  3. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p4.htm#923
  4. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15448a.htm
  5. Gnostic Order of Nazorean Essenes [Note: The Gnostics are heretics, yet, the GONE website is being referenced here since it references St. Epiphanius, who speaks on the Essenes' theology] "And so, they were Jews who kept all the Jewish observances, but they would not offer sacrifice or eat meat." (Panarion 1:18)
  6. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/__PWL.HTM#-3I0
  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyridianism
  8. Epistle to the Ephesians For our God, Jesus Christ, was, according to the appointment of God, conceived in the womb by Mary, of the seed of David, but by the Holy Ghost.
    • Address to the Greeks We do not act as fools, O Greeks, nor utter idle tales, when we announce that God was born in the form of a man. I call on you who reproach us to compare your mythical accounts with our narrations.
  9. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p6.htm#969
  10. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm#493
  11. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p6.htm#966
  12. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p6.htm#972
  13. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm#499
  14. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c3a3.htm#2030
  15. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s1c2a1.htm#64
  16. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s1c3a1.htm#148
  17. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p4s1c1a2.htm#2617
  18. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p6.htm#964
  19. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s1c3a1.htm#165
  20. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p4s1c2a2.htm#2676
  21. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm#510
  22. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm#491
  23. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s2c1p7.htm#411
  24. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p6.htm#963
  25. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p1.htm#466
  26. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm#494
  27. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p4s1c2a2.htm#2677
  28. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s2c1p7.htm#411
  29. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p123a9p6.htm#966
  30. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p4s1c2a2.htm#2674
  31. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s2c3a8.htm#721

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