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Titles of Mary - Wikipedia
We can say that our Blessed Mother has had a special presence in the Americas for over five hundred years. The Spanish and French missionaries, who accompanied many of the explorers, introduced devotion to our Lady to the peoples they sought to evangelize and various places in both of the Americas still bear names that were given them in her honor. North, Central and South America are dotted with rivers, towns and cities named for our Lady under her various titles. She appeared to the Christian native American Juan Diego in , leaving on his tilma, or cloak, her image which is so beloved by the Mexican people, both in their native country and here in the United States.
5 Titles for the Virgin Mary you wouldn’t expect
Since that time Mary has watched over us as a mother would watch over a tender child on a tempestuous night, and because of her patronage there are many titles of Mary by which she is known. More titles of Mary are found in the Marian Calendar section of this website. It was in the year 40, and St James was having a great deal of difficulty converting the native population on the Iberian Peninsula, a land now known as Spain. He was praying along the banks of the Ebro River when the Blessed Virgin stood before him upon a pillar supported by angels. Speaking to the fortunate apostle, she encouraged St.
However, throughout the centuries saints, bishops, and popes in the Church have given her a whole litany of names, as can be seen in the traditional Litany of Loreto. These names are typically self-explanatory and generally make sense. For example, why is Mary being compared to a tower?