Blessed Virgin

  • (noun): The mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics.
    Synonyms: Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Madonna

Some articles on blessed virgin, virgin:

Marian Art In The Catholic Church
... The Blessed Virgin Mary has been one of the major subjects of Christian Art, Catholic Art and Western Art for many centuries ... their emotional impact on the veneration of the Blessed Virgin ... Both Hidalgo and Zapata flew Guadalupan flags and depictions of the Virgin of Guadalupe continue to remain a key unifying element in the Mexican nation ...
Mother Of The Church - Pope John Paul II
... Mariology General articles Overview History Veneration of the Blessed Virgin Expressions of devotion Art Churches Hymns Music Specific articles Apparitions Consecration to Mary Hearts of Jesus and Mary ... Paul used Redemptoris Mater as an opportunity to explain how the Blessed Virgin Mary's maternity of Christ's faithful derives from her maternity of ... Indeed, as Paul VI hopes and asks, the Church must draw "from the Virgin Mother of God the most authentic form of perfect imitation of Christ." On September 17, 1997, Bl ...
Molanus and Art
... The Virgin is shown pale with pains, the midwives prepare a small (narcotic) drought for the childbirth ... Why this? Is it because the Virgin Mary would have held back from any pain of childbirth, when in fact she brought forth her divine son without pain? And what pertains to the midwives who are ... Rather, those pictures should be promoted which show the birth of Christ in which the Blessed Virgin Mary with arms folded and on bended knee before her little son, as ...
Deiparae Virginis Mariae
... to all Catholic bishops on the possibility of defining the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma of faith ... and innumerable private persons, all begging that the bodily Assumption into heaven of the Blessed Virgin should be defined and proclaimed as a ... and people (taking into account their faith and piety) toward the Assumption of the most Blessed Virgin Mary ...
Sabbatine Privilege - History
... The Blessed Virgin is said to have asked that Pope John, should ratify the indulgences which Jesus Christ had already granted in heaven for the members of the Carmelite Order and for the members of the ... to their state of life, recite daily the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or accomplish faithfully ... the faithful may devoutly believe that the Blessed Virgin by her continuous intercession, merciful prayers, merits and special protection will assist the souls of deceased ...

Famous quotes containing the words virgin and/or blessed:

    A hidden strength
    Which if Heav’n gave it, may be term’d her own:
    ‘Tis chastity, my brother, chastity:
    She that has that, is clad in compleat steel,
    And like a quiver’d Nymph with Arrows keen
    May trace huge Forests, and unharbour’d Heaths,
    Infamous Hills, and sandy perilous wildes,
    Where through the sacred rayes of Chastity,
    No savage fierce, Bandite, or mountaneer
    Will dare to soyl her Virgin purity,
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Happy is that mother whose ability to help her children continues on from babyhood and manhood into maturity. Blessed is the son who need not leave his mother at the threshold of the world’s activities, but may always and everywhere have her blessing and her help. Thrice blessed are the son and the mother between whom there exists an association not only physical and affectional, but spiritual and intellectual, and broad and wise as is the scope of each being.
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842–1903)