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What is the significance of Infant Jesus' sandal hanging from his foot in the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

The Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has a remarkable feature in that one of the sandals of Infant Jesus hangs in suspension as if on a sling. The drawing, sometimes attributed to St Luke, seems to ...
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What is the role of Mary the Mother of God in the Temple of God?

Revelation 11:19-12:1 shows that Mary is in the Temple. What is her role here? Is it similar to the Old Ark of the Covenant, or is she there interceding to her Son?
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Was the host of Wedding Feast at Cana a close relative or friend of Mother Mary?

We read in John 2:1-2: 1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. See that the primary ...
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Is Mary's grace of Immaculate Conception the same as that of "Holy" Mary?

Did Mary never sin throughout her life ("Holy Mary") because she received the grace of Immaculate Conception, or are there two different graces? The dogma of Immaculate Conception states (in ...
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Montfortian Consecration to the Virgin Mary and Prayers with Requests?

I am consecrated to the Virgin Mary through Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort's method. Although I have read his treatise on the matter, I find myself in a situation that I hadn't considered when ...
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(For denominations who accept icons) Who is "Jesus Christ of the old days" icon?

I'm Eastern Orthodox, but this question can be answered by catholics and any denomination that accepts icons. I went today to my local church and I saw a painting on a wall that I never noticed. It ...
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Did St. Augustine Write about the Assumption of the Virgin Mary?

I am currently investigating Catholic/Protestant theological differences. In trying to understand arguments about the immaculate conception of Mary, I began reading St. Thomas Aquinas, when I stumbled ...
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What did the Earliest Church Fathers teach about the Woman of Revelation 12?

This question is a rephrase of a different question asking if any early church fathers believed that Revelation 12:1-5 is about the Virgin Mary. It may be clearer and easier to find out what they ...
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Did any Early Church Fathers believe that Mary was without sin? [duplicate]

The immaculate nature of Mary is a doctrine, that holds that the Virgin Mary was free of original sin from the moment of her conception and that she lived a holy and sinless life, but did any of the ...
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Did any of the Early Church Fathers believe that Revelation 12:1-5 is about the Virgin Mary?

The doctrine of the queenship of Mary, is the belief that once Mary had passed away and ascended to heaven, that she was crowned as the queen of heaven and given a special and exalted role as the ...
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How are the Gospel accounts of the ritual of marriage of St. Joseph and Blessed Virgin Mary reconciled?

Luke 2:5 gives an account of Joseph who went to Bethlehem for enrolling in the census with Mary who was pledged to him in marriage. Matt 1:18-25 however, states that Joseph took Mary home as his wife ...
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Did Blessed Virgin Mary hide her pregnancy from public eye?

We read in Luke 1:24-25 how Elizabeth, after conceiving John the Baptist, led a secluded life for five month, saying that God had taken away her disgrace of not having children. In first appearance, ...
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The Early Protestant Reformers largely venerated Mary, when did this sentiment change and why?

It seems that various famous reformers venerated Mary but in my experience there is a general disregard of Mary in modern Protestant denominations. When did this sentiment historically wane? I'm ...
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Did any of the Church Fathers interpret Matthew 1:25 as not speaking in a sexual sense?

Protestants often used Matthew 1:25 as proof text that Mary did not remain a perpetual virginity after her marriage to Joseph, but did any of the Early Church Fathers interpret or understand this ...
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Can "The Virgin Mary" be called "daughter of Aaron"?

Luke 1:36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. (New Revised Standard Version) According to Gill's ...
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When was Blessed Virgin Mary first chosen as Jesus' Mother?

I came across a short prayer appended to the Holy Rosary, which states that Blessed Virgin Mary had been chosen from the very beginning, to be the Mother of Jesus. Though the curse given to Satan in ...
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Why, in the Gospel of Mark, is Jesus referred to as the son of Mary but, in the Gospel of Luke, he is referred to as the son of Joseph?

Why, in the Gospel of Mark, is Jesus referred to as the son of Mary but, in the Gospel of Luke, he is referred to as the son of Joseph? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of ...
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God was born of Mary - really?

We must always say as well that God was born of Mary. From this accepted answer. God is spirit and invisible and his face cannot be seen lest we die. Yet apparently it's OK for God to dwell within ...
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What is the biblical basis for Mary being the ark of the new covenant?

Both Orthodox and Catholic Christians believe and affirm that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the ark of the new covenant, but is there a scriptural basis for this and if so where do we see this in the Old ...
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How many different people in the New Testament are called or claim to be "Brothers" or "Sisters" of Jesus?

Regardless of the doctrine of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary acknowledged as dogma by most Christians, which would necessitate a different interpretation of the words "brother" and "...
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Why is all the family tree from David to Joseph mentioned in Bible?

If Jesus is not the son of Joseph, but the Son of God, why is it said that Joseph is a descendent of David? If Jesus is the Son of God and the son of Mary, then the man who took care of Mary and her ...
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Did St. Augustine believe that Ezekiel 44:1-2 is a prophecy of Mary's perpetual virginity?

According to Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, Ezekiel 44:1-2 And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut. And the ...
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Where did St. Thomas Aquinas say Mary approached the borders of the Hypostatic Union?

Where did St. Thomas Aquinas say Mary approached the borders/fringes of the divinity or Hypostatic Union?
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When/who declared the Immaculate Conception the patroness of 🇺🇸?

When and who declared the Immaculate Conception the patroness of the United States of America?
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What arguments do Catholics and Orthodox Christians use against Matthew 1:25 disproving the perpetual virginity of Mary? [duplicate]

Both Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that the blessed Virgin Mary remained a virgin not only until she had given birth to the Lord but for her entire life, but most Protestants use Matthew 1:...
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Early church fathers on Mary as mediatrix

I was doing some research and even though could find different resources on devotion to Mary, Mary as the mother of God, I couldn't find anything useful about Mary as mediatrix / "to Jesus ...
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Did the Early Church Fathers believe that Mary was the queen of heaven?

Both the Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that the blessed Virgin Mary when she ascended into heaven was crowned as the queen of heaven by our Lord Jesus Christ, did any of the Early ...
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Did the Early Church believe that Mary was the spouse of the Holy Spirit?

In Luke 1:34 the blessed virgin Mary is depicted as the spouse of the Holy Spirit, Luke 1:34-35 says: Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered ...
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Where was the blessed Virgin Mary on Jesus' resurrection?

We know that the bible tells us that Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene first when Jesus was risen in Mark 16:9 RHE 9 But he rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalen; out ...
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Where in St. Ambrose's writings do Virgin Mary's title "Mother of the Church" appear?

About Mater Ecclesiae When reading the Wikipedia article Mother of the Church (Mater Ecclesiae), I was surprised how ancient the title was, and how it was only rediscovered in 1947 by a German Jesuit ...
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Are there known uses of the title "Theotokos" in the second century?

Do we know of any uses of the title "Theotokos" from the second century? Wikipedia claims that the title has been in use only since the third century.
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Who is the earliest Church Father affirming the present Catholic interpretation of Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant?

One of the strongest scriptural basis for the Catholic Marian dogmas is the Catholic interpretation of Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant, appealing to the Glory of the LORD which filled the ...
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Is there any evidence to the devotion of Mary in the early church? [duplicate]

Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Church venerate or give devotion to Mary, but is there any evidence of this within the Early Church Fathers or is this nothing more than a later development?
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What are the arguments for believing Jewish men would marry Temple Virgins who had taken vows of chastity?

Certain Christians believe Mary was a perpetual virgin. Furthermore, they believe there were Jewish Temple Virgins (discussion on this here) and that Mary was consecrated as a Temple Virgin. They ...
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What are the main arguments Protestants use against the idea of the perpetual virginity of Mary?

Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodoxy have the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary. Protestants generally don't have that belief. What are the main arguments Protestants use against the idea ...
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What is the biblical basis to prove the perpetual virginity of Mary? [duplicate]

Roman Catholics believe that the blessed Mary not only was a virgin up until the birth of Christ but remained a perpetual virgin from then until the moment of her death. What is the biblical basis for ...
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Did the Early Church believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary? [duplicate]

Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that the blessed Mary remained a perpetual virgin until she sadly passed away, but what was the Early Church Fathers view on the perpetual virginity of ...
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Does Our Lady purify our intentions?

Does Our Lady purify our intentions? For example, if one says a Hail Mary with mixed intentions (e.g., with the intention to please himself, though also with a virtual intention to please God), does ...
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Are there any Roman Catholic Bishops with a more Protestant View of Mary?

(To clarify, I'm counting ever-virgin and mother of God as perfectly protestant views of Mary.) Since, the Reformation Marian views in the two sides have sharply divided. While many Protestants reject ...
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According to Catholic scholars, why was Blessed Virgin Mary spared of temptations on her way to motherhood?

We see that Blessed Virgin Mary had a rather smooth travel on her way to giving birth to Jesus, bar the physical hardship of travelling to Bethlehem towards the end of her pregnancy and trying to find ...
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What are the 5 blaphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

What are the 5 blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary that Our Lady of Fatima mentioned? Which sects utter these blasphemies?
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Did Pope Francis' consecration of Russia and Ukraine fulfill all the demands that Mary requested at Fatima in 1917?

Does the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Russia and Ukraine on March 25, 2022 by Pope Francis fulfill all of the requests asked for by the Virgin Mary at Fatima in 1917? Not being an ...
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Was Russia properly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart?

Has a pope already properly consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in accordance with the requests of Our Lady of Fatima?
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Is the Fatima prophecy still relevant in the 21st century?

At Fatima, in a vision, Our Lady told Lucia Dos Santos that "Russia will spread its errors throughout the world, raising up wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, ...
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If Mary planned to consummate her marriage to Joseph, why was she confused when the angel told her she would bear a son? [duplicate]

The current top answer to this question (the answer given by SLM) asserts as a matter of fact that Mary and Joseph consummated their marriage Mary never took a vow of chastity Jesus was born in the ...
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If Catholics believe new revelation from God has ceased, how do they defend the Marian dogmas?

The Marian dogmas are taught by the Catholic Church, but it is commonly held that some of the Marian doctrines such as her bodily accent to heaven are not biblical. But if Catholics believe revelation ...
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Could God allow all people to be born without the stain of original sin, as He did with Mary? [duplicate]

God was able to prevent Mary from being born with the stain original sin. If God can do this with one person, He can do this with everyone. This suggests that God forces everyone but Mary, against ...
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When Paul wrote about Jesus' birth as "born of a woman," did he not contradict the fact that Jesus was "born of a virgin" as Matthew wrote? [closed]

According to the Scriptures that were given through Matthew, Jesus Christ was born to a virgin. "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will ...
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How did St. Jerome defend the Blessed Virgin's virginity 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘮 in light of Matt. 1:25?

How did St. Jerome defend the Blessed Virgin's virginity post partum in light of Matt. 1:25, which says St. Joseph "knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son"?
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If Joseph and Mary consummated their marriage, why did they wait to do so? [duplicate]

How do those that deny the perpetual virginity of Mary explain the failure of Joseph and Mary to consummate their marriage before the birth of Jesus? We read in the Gospel of Matthew: He had no ...
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