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After all, in the order of nature, a mother does not give birth to the head of her child and not the rest of the body. On Calvary many years later, Mary's motherhood of mankind is made apparent by Christ himself when he tells his mother, “Woman, behold your son”. It is in this moment that St. John, standing with Mary at the foot of the Cross, represents the entirety of the Church. Immedia... ... middle of paper ... ...other followers of Christ. By observing this, it is seen that Mary, in fact, leads the disciples of Christ in the early days of the Church through her example and prayers.