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Mary is very important to the Catholic faith, for she is the all-loving mother of Christ. Many Catholic’s look up to her and pray to the holy virgin for guidance.

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By Christy Marie Parczewski Mary Year 10 Religious Education Assessment Task Mary is very important to the Catholic faith, for she is the all-loving mother of Christ. Many Catholic's look up to her and pray to the holy virgin for guidance. The story of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) is that...God sent the angel Gabriel to Mary who lived in Nazareth, a small town in Galilee. He came to her saying "Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee." At first Mary was frightened, until the angel told her "Fear not, Mary, for thou has found grace with God. Behold thou shall conceive in thy womb, and shall bring forth a son; and thou shall call his name Jesus. ...read more.


And there must have been all sorts of things running through Mary's head but she faithfully answered "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word." She had so much loving trust in the Lord that she forgot all the problems that may come about because of this miraculous pregnancy. Mary at The Crucifixion of her son Jesus (John 19:25-27): Mary was the strongest of women. She not only went through the harrowing experience of losing her child; she also watched it and was helpless to stop it. She stood by the cross of her son Jesus with her Sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. ...read more.


When we fell, God's purposes were not altered, even though Jesus had to come as Savior as well as Lord to retrieve us from bondage to Satan. The "hour" was the appointed time for the inauguration of the kingdom of God, the time when the will of God would be fulfilled. It was the time when Satan would be defeated and the forces of darkness overthrown. We need to see this "hour" as not just a point in time but as our hour as well. Each individual must personally accept the hour that Jesus willingly endured for him or her. How can we do this? The answer is in Mary's words: "Do whatever he tells you". Our salvation depends upon our living out of these words. Put your trust in Jesus. He will enable you to live in obedience to the Father's will. ...read more.

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