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Why did the Blessed Virgin Mary marry? There are several reasons why the Blessed Virgin Mary married St. Joseph. Let us start with the Catholic Encyclopedia. Her betrothal to Joseph The apocryphal writings to which we referred in the last paragraph state that Mary remained in the Temple after her presentation in order to be educated with other ...


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Paintings of the Holy Family with a young St. Joseph? There are numerous paintings depicting the foster father of Our Lord as a relatively young man. In fact, this seems to be one of those traditions within the Church that does not have a strong historical backing to it. It seems to be more of a popular tradition than actually related to Sacred Tradition. ...


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According to Catholic teaching, openness to having children is required for a valid marriage: 1917 Can. 1081 § 2Matrimonial consent is an act of the will by which each party gives and accepts perpetual and exclusive rights to the body, for those acts that are of themselves suitable for the generation of children. Explaining how Sts. Mary and Joseph had a ...


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According to ch. 6 of Brown, O.F.M.'s The Life of Mary as Seen by the Mystics, a compilation of the approved private "Revelations of St. Elizabeth of Schoenau, St. Bridget of Sweden, Ven. Mother Mary of Agreda and Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich," she married because her parents died and young girls' service in the Temple was not perpetual: WHEN MARY reached ...


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In my church, I can imagine an answer to this being that Mary's genealogy can't be terribly significant for the simple reason that there's no place in the Bible that points it out or emphasises it. In his letters, Paul goes into considerable detail to lay out the doctrine of justification by faith. Not once does he make reference to Mary's lineage. Hebrews ...


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In my church we interpret the Jeremiah reference to mean that the royal line of David will cease to rule any physical kingdom of this world. This has been fulfilled; no descendant of David now rules as a king in the geographical region known then as Judah. Jesus' kingdom is not of this world (He said so to Pilate), and so the passage does not prohibit Him ...


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