Presentation on theme: "The Blessed Virgin Mary. The Life of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary most perfectly embodies the obedience of faith. Mary welcomed the message and promise brought."— Presentation transcript:
The Blessed Virgin Mary
The Life of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary most perfectly embodies the obedience of faith. Mary welcomed the message and promise brought to her by the angel Gabriel, believing that with God nothing will be impossible Throughout her life and when Jesus her son died on the cross, Marys faith never wavered. She never ceased to believe in the fulfillment of Gods word
The Church venerates (honour or revere) Mary because she is the beautiful summary of the faith She is the Mother of God and united with Christ in a way that no other human could be This closeness and intimacy continues in heaven
Where do we Find Jesus?
Where do we find Jesus? Through His Mother When we ask Mary for help or assistance, we can trust that she presents our prayers to her Son. Jesus loves His mother and was obedient to her throughout His life. We believe that Jesus will listen to His mother in the same way in heaven.
Wedding Feast at Cana On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, They have no wine.4And Jesus said to her, Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.5 His mother said to the servants, Do whatever he tells you.6Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.7Jesus said to them, Fill the jars with water. And they filled them up to the brim.8He said to them, Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward. So they took it.9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom10and said to him, Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.
Mary our Mother On the cross, Jesus said to the disciple John Behold your mother Then he said to Mary behold your son In this statement Jesus gave His mother to the Church (represented by John)
All generations will call me Blessed Throughout the centuries, we continue to honour Mary (NOT worship) This is seen as the Church as many Marian shrines throughout the world, feast days, hymns, and prayers
Marian Shrines Lourdes
Feast Days The Annunciation (March 25) The Visitation (May 31) The Assumption (Aug 15) The Immaculate Conception (Dec 8)
Prayers: Rosary ~*The Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary*~ Rosary means a crown of roses, a spiritual bouquet given to the Blessed Mother. While the hands and lips are occupied with the prayers the mind meditates on the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption represented by the decades. In this way the heart, mind, and soul of the Christian is formed according to the Gospel examples of the Saviour and His First Disciple, His Mother.