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Life Of The Blessed Virgin Mary In Brief

Life Of The Blessed Virgin Mary In Brief

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The life Our Lady is foreshadowed in the Old Testament, while the events of her life are recorded in the New Testament.

Traditionally, she was declared the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne. Born in Jerusalem, Mary was presented in the Temple and took a vow of virginity.

Living in Nazareth, Mary was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who announced to her that she would become the Mother of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.

She became betrothed to St. Joseph and went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was bearing St. John the Baptist. Acknowledged by Elizabeth as the Mother of God, Mary intoned the Magnificat.

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