Although this is certainly an interesting volume and ecumenically accessible, I would recommend that this survey of Mariology be complemented by Michael O'Carroll's Theotokos: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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"About Mary One Can Never Say Enough" will be variously received in relation to the reader's own familiarity and understanding of the topics enumerated within its pages, topics that include the Blessed Virgin Mary
's Divine Maternity, Immaculate Conception, Perpetual Virginity, and Glorious Assumption.
In the Visitation (Luke 1:39-45), Elizabeth's greeting contains further connotations of royalty specifically referring to Mary: "And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" Biblical scholars debate the meaning of Revelation 12 (e.g., "a woman clothed with the sun"), but Sri thinks this woman represents both the Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary
. The "crown of twelve stars" on her head denotes royal authority and victory.
One can never be as good as the Blessed Virgin Mary
, no matter how unassailable one's bodily purity may be or how selfless a mother.
"I would be keen on football and I am a great fan of Martin O'Neill's but you do not mix the Blessed Virgin Mary
, the holiest of saints, with a football team.
Anchieta's most famous literary work was the Latin mystic poem De beata virgine dei matre Maria ("The Blessed Virgin Mary
(There was no such thing as a redheaded saint; could I have been the only Catholic in the world who felt the temptations of Rita Hayworth?) They were all dressed in ankle-length lipstick pinks, malarial yellows, and, most of all, in BVM (Blessed Virgin Mary
) baby blues.
Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in a letter said, Pope Francis added the memorial to the Roman Calendar after carefully considering how the promotion of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
under this particular title might encourage growth in "the maternal sense of the Church" and in "genuine Marian piety."
Last day of the monthlong religious festival at Laoag City in Ilocos Norte province that pays homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
lists 55 countries consecrated to the Blessed Mother, as reported in Internet reports.
The charter commanded the Sheriff to make a "complete perambulation" of the city boundary each year on September 7, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary