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The prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he was presented in the Temple. Anna, or Ann, is also the name of the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



The visit of the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary to inform her she would be the Mother of the Savior, commemorated on March 25. Having given her consent to God’s word, the Blessed Virgin Mary became the Mother of God the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit.



Reparation for an offense through a voluntary action that expiates the injustice done.



Wife of Zechariah, Mother of John the Baptist, and Kinswoman of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Finding in the Temple

Described in Luke 2: 41-52, Christ and his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. On the return journey, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph discovered Christ was not with them and, after three days, found him in the Temple, discoursing with the teachers of the Law



Latin for “let it be done.” This was the Blessed Virgin Mary’s response to God’s plan of redemption; it was her consent to become the Mother of God



One of the Archangels named in Sacred Scripture and the special messenger of God to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Annunciation



From the Greek for “tracing of descent”; the study of ancestry or a list of someone’s ancestors. Sts. Matthew and Luke contain genealogies of Christ in their Gospels.


Immaculate Conception

In light of God’s free choice of the Blessed Virgin Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son, it was ordained, from the first moment of her conception, she—by a singular grace of God and by virtue of the foreseen merits of Jesus Christ—was preserved from all stain of Original Sin. Believed from antiquity, this dogma was formally defined by Pope Bl. Pius IX in 1854



From the Latin for “to become flesh”; the mystery of the hypostatic union of the divine and human natures in the one divine Person of the Word, Jesus Christ. To bring about man’s salvation, the Son of God was made flesh (cf. Jn 1:14) and became man.


Indwelling of the Blessed Trinity

The Blessed Trinity- The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit- Are present in the soul from the moment of Baptism and remain as long as the soul is in a state of grace



Being made right with God. It is a free and undeserved gift of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ



The wise men described in Matthew 2. They came from the East (likely Persia) to adore the newborn King of the Jews and brought him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Tradition has given them the names Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar



The Mother of Jesus. The Blessed Virgin Mary’s greatest privilege is her divine Motherhood and, hence, her title Bearer of God, or Mother of God.