Tuesday, July 12, 2016


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 in 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.  When lived in Ephesus until the end of her earthly life when she was taken to heaven, body and soul.

The Blessed Mother Mary is patroness of mothers.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought you intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.  To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.  O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.

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