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1 Images of Mary, handmaid of the Lord

2 Natum de Maria Virgine .. Born of a woman... Ga 4:4

3 A woman of many Titles  Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of Our Joy, Vessel of Honour, Singular Vessel of Devotion, Mystical Rose, Tower of David, Tower of Ivory, House of Gold, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, Morning Star..  Drawn from Jewish and Christian devotional language, with some basis in the Gospels’ portrayal of the mother of Jesus

4 Protevangelium of James  2 nd century devotional text  Largely imitating the infancy narratives  Online at  01. Joachim's Grief at being Childless  02. Anna Mourns her Childless State  03. Lamentation of Anna  04. Angel's Promise to Anna  05. Joachim's offerring; Anna gives birth to Mary  06. How The Infant Mary Was Blessed by the Priests  07. Aged three, Mary is Joyfully Presented for Temple Service  08. After Nine Years in the Temple, Mary has to leave it at Twelve  09. Finding husband for Mary: Joseph at first reluctant  10. Mary in the Temple, weaves curtain for the Holy of Holies  11. Annunciation to Mary, at the Well

5 Mosaics in Chora, Constantinople

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11 Do not fear to take Mary home as your wife....

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14 Visitation (Giotto)

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21 Families meet (Veronese)

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24 Brother and sister and mother to me...

25 Not mentioned in the Ministry

26 Except one episode: John 2

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28 But there at the end

29 To receive a future mission

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32 Ephesus tradition

33 Greek tradition

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