The Virgin Mary, also known as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, and Queen of the Angels is the mother of Jesus Christ and one of the most important figures in Christianity.
She is the patron saint of the Universal Church, as well as various countries, cities, and organizations. She is also the patron saint of many causes, including mothers, expectant mothers, the sick, and those seeking help. In addition, she is the patron saint of unmarried women, the dying, and people who have suffered miscarriages.
According to the Bible, Mary was a young Jewish woman who was visited by the angel Gabriel and told that she would give birth to the Son of God. This event, known as the Annunciation, is celebrated on March 25th. Mary was engaged to Joseph, a carpenter, at the time of the Annunciation.
Mary willingly accepted God's plan for her life, and gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem. The birth of Jesus is celebrated on December 25th, as Christmas Day. Mary and Joseph raised Jesus together, and were present at important events in his life, such as his baptism and his transfiguration.
After Jesus' death and resurrection, Mary was present at the first Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles. According to tradition, Mary was assumed into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her life on earth, but she continues to intercede for us before God. This event is celebrated on August 15th as the Feast of the Assumption.
Mary is also honored on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8th, and it marks the belief that Mary herself was conceived without original sin.
Mary's birth and death dates are not specified in the Bible, and her canonization date is not applicable as she is venerated as the mother of Jesus.
Saint Mary is the only person in the Bible referred to as "theotokos," which means "God-bearer." She is also the only woman to have a book of the Bible named after her, the Gospel of Luke, which includes the account of her visit from the angel Gabriel and the birth of Jesus.
The Virgin Mary is a highly revered figure in Christianity and is honored and venerated by Catholics and many other Christians around the world. Her role as the mother of Jesus and her willingness to accept God's plan for her life make her an inspiration and a model of faith for believers around the world. Mary is the most powerful intercessor in Heaven and is known as the “Queen of Heaven.”