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What the Early Church Believed: Mary is the Mother of God | Catholic Answers
This memorial is celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost. Latin liturgical texts were also promulgated the same day. White vestments are worn. A set of proper i. Responsorial Psalm — Psalm , 3 and 5, R.
Mary [c] was a first-century Galilean Jewish  woman of Nazareth , the wife of Joseph , and the mother of Jesus , according to the canonical gospels and the Quran. She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem , where Jesus was born. According to Catholic and Eastern Christian teachings, at the end of her earthly life God raised her body directly into heaven ; this is known in the Christian West as the Assumption of Mary. Mary has been venerated since early Christianity ,   and is considered by millions to be the most meritorious saint of the religion. She is said to have miraculously appeared to believers many times over the centuries.
Mary , also called St. Mary or the Virgin Mary , flourished beginning of the Christian era , the mother of Jesus , venerated in the Christian church since the apostolic age and a favourite subject in Western art , music , and literature. Mary is known from biblical references, which are, however, too sparse to construct a coherent biography. The development of the doctrine of Mary can be traced through titles that have been ascribed to her in the history of the Christian communions—guarantee of the Incarnation , virgin mother, second Eve , mother of God, ever virgin, immaculate, and assumed into heaven.