Titles of MaryMother of GodThe Blessed MotherThe Virgin MarySaint MaryHoly MaryQueen of HeavenImmaculate MaryOur LadyHoly VirginThe MadonnaStar of the Sea (Stella Maris)
• Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, believed to be elderly, were the parents of Mary• Mary was betrothed to Saint Joseph. She was probably around the age of 15 at the time• After her betrothal Mary was visited in her hometown by an angel called Gabriel. Gabriel told her she would have a baby called Jesus• Three months after the Annunciation Mary went to see her cousin Elizabeth
God sent an angel, Gabriel to Nazareth where Mary and Joseph lived. The angel went in and said to Mary ‘Rejoice, so highly favored! God is with you.’ Mary was rather disturbed at those words and asked herself what this sudden greeting meant. But God’s angel said ‘Mary, you should not be afraid. You have won Gods favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a Son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord will give him the throne of his ancestor David. He will rule over the House of Jacob forever and his reign will have no end.’
Mary said ‘how can this be? I am a virgin’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of most high will cover you with it’s shadow’ Gabriel replied. ‘And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. Know this too: your cousin Elizabeth has, in her elderly age, herself conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ ‘I am the handmaid of God, let what you have said be done to me’ said Mary. The angel left.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee.Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.