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Our Patron Saint

Saint Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, commonly referred to as Mary, Mother of God, Saint Mary, Virgin Mary and Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of the most admired figures in Scripture, and considered by many to be the greatest of all Christian saints. She was chosen and prepared by God to be the mother of His Son, because she freely chose to cooperate fully in the graces given to her and in the vocation she received. She was a willing servant who trusted God and obeyed His call. While her life held great honour, her calling also required great suffering. Though there was joy in motherhood, there was great pain in the privilege of being the mother of the Messiah. Despite these things, she responded to God with great obedience and submission to His plan. Her life never robbed Jesus of His glory, for her mission was to witness the glory of the Son of God. 

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