Religion

Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Titles of Mary Pages: 3 (808 words) Published: September 12, 2013
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Titles of Mary

John Paolo H. Lacusong
Gr. 4 – St. Alypius

Title of Mary| Description|
Our Lady of Peace| In the early part of the 17th century, the Dukes of Joyeuse held in veneration a modest-sized statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary entitled Our Lady of Peace. The family agreed that the person among them showing the most sincere devotion to Our Lady should hold custody of the statue. When a member of the family joined the Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin (Franciscans), the statue was placed in the entryway niche of the Capuchin monastery of Paris. The original statue of Our Lady of Peace is about two feet in height. In her right hand, the Virgin holds a long and fruitful olive branch of peace. On her left arm she holds her son. The child Jesus holds an orb - the blue planet - in his left hand and a little cross in his right. He gazes upon the cross in his right hand, which proclaims both his suffering and his triumph, even as he gazes beyond it toward the olive branch of peace in his mother's right hand. The postures of Mother and Son are eloquent. They proclaim to us: if you want peace (the olive branch), then work for justice (the cross). Her memorial feast is celebrated on July 9.| Our Lady of Guadalupe| The mantle or tilma on which the Sacred Image of the Blessed Virgin is imprinted is handwoven from the fibers of the Maguey cactus, a fabric which has a life span of little more than thirty years. It is six-and-a-half feet long by forty-two inches wide and has a seam running down the middle. Directly on this rough, burlap-like material is the exquisitely delicate figure of Our Lady, four feet, eight inches in height. This authentic portrait of the Virgin Mary has remained fresh and lovely for nearly five centuries and may be viewed today at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City where it occupies the place of honor above and behind the main altar. The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of...
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