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    the early days of Christianity, that the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary completed God’s work in her since it was not fitting that the flesh that had given life to God himself should ever undergo corruption. The virgin whose life began fully in grace, as was hailed by heaven “full of grace, the Lord is with you,” has to be ended fittingly by assuming into heaven. Dogma of the Catholic Church The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been announced as a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church

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    Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe

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    Catholic faith is the sanctity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. In 1531 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a poor and humble Indian man named Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill, northwest of what is now Mexico City. The “Lady from Heaven” (Our2) requested of Juan Diego one thing – to build a church on the ground where she appeared. She said to Juan Diego “"My dear little son, I love you. I desire you to know who I am. I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life

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    highest esteem, and each one longed to be her companion. In 1876, Catherine felt she would die before the end of the year. Mary Immaculate gave Catherine leave to speak and break the silence of forty-six years. Catherine revealed to her Sister Superior that she was the sister to whom the Blessed Mother appeared. On December31, 1876, Saint Catherine passed on to the hands of Mary, this time, however, in heaven. Today her beautiful remains still lie fresh and serene. When her body was exhumed in 1933

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    deities, and a divine involvement in the universe and human life."(Encarta Dictionary). I believe that religion did have a lot to do with the middle ages, especially during the 13th century when most of the stories depicted Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary as people to pray and devote themselves to. Towards the early 14th century people were drawn to the Madonna and Child as a statue of hope. In the selection "Dies Irae" dated 1275,and "Stabat Mater" dated around the same time, the audiences whole

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    The Journey for Love

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    to the straight path of righteousness. In Dante's search for the right direction of himself as well as his soul, the Lady (Virgin Mary) is brought into the pre-entrance of the Inferno. A gracious lady sits in Heaven grieving for what happened to the one I send you to, and her compassion breaks Heaven's stern decree. (Inferno. Canto 1.2. 97-99) The Blessed Virgin Mary has been brought into Dante's journey, which makes clear sense as to why Dante is in search of the correct route for life

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    saints in the Bible, Christianity’s holiest teachings, is John the Beloved Apostle of Christ. He was the chosen one of the twelve who would recieve Mary as his Mother, and the only apostle to die a non-tragc death. Mary’s beloved apostle in the 1800s was St. John Bosco, or Don Bosco as he is familiarly called. Throughout his life, John was the Blessed Mother’s instrument, he brought thousands upon thousands to his Mother’s service, repaying them with the loving knowledge of Christ and his Church

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    A Christian Place of Pilgrimage One Christian place of pilgrimage is located in Lourdes in the south of France. This is thought to be the site of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The history of Lourdes is as follows. In 1858 there was a girl called Bernadette Soubirous, 14, whose father was an ex-miller and whose family was poor. One day she was with her sister and her friend collecting firewood. When she was by the river bank at a place called Massabieille she heard a gust

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    gained himself the skills needed to flourish as an artist. Over the course of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus faces blockades to becoming an independent artist in the form of parental figures. His biological father, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the prostitute, and his biological mother all represent a combination of obstacles that restrict him from flourishing as a poet. These figures connect to ideas like religion and exploration to national ties and free-will. Joyce gives the reader

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    The Holy Virgin Mary

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    What a sensation was made about the Sensation exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The focus of Mayor Giuliani’s outcry was the piece “The Holy Virgin Mary” by Chris Ofili. Funny, he didn’t give attention to some of the other outrageous works including the pubescent female mannequins studded with erect penises, vaginas, and anuses, fused together in various postures of sexual coupling, or the portrait of a child molester and murder made from what appears like child hand prints or bisected animals

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    She is known by a multitude of different names: Mary, Mother of God, Madonna, Our Lady, Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, Mother Mary, etc. Catholics all across the globe call Mary by these different names and she is the most notable female character in the Bible. People pray to her, reverence her and look to her for guidance in their lives. Mary is an important figure in the Catholic Church. Why? What is it that Catholics believe about Mary that makes her so honored and respected across the world? This

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