Sunday, November 10, 2013
Beautiful and unique medal honoring our Blessed Mother Mary.
Mother of Jesus. Wife of St. Joseph. The greatest of all saints.
The Virgin Mother "was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men " (Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, Lumon Gentium, n.66).
Born in Jerusalem, Mary was the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne. It was the Archangel Gabriel, who appeared to her and announced that she would become the Mother of Jesus by the Holy Spirit. She was engaged to St. Joseph when she went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was bearing St. John the Baptist. Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem, where Mary gave birth to Jesus. Soon after, the Holy family took refuge in Egypt to protect Jesus from King Herod. Mary was with Jesus when he performed his first miracle at the wedding of Cana. Mary was at the crucifixion in Jerusalem where she was given in John's care. After Jesus' Ascension, she was one of the first members of the Christian community. She lived in Ephesus until the end of her earthly life when she was taken to heaven, body and soul.
"The foundation of all our confidence...is found in the Blessed Virgin Mary. For God has committed to Mary the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is his will, that we obtain everything through Mary."
+ Blessed Pius IX +
The Blessed Mother Mary is the patroness of mothers.
This beautiful sacramental is available on rosarium.etsy.com