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Mary for Today: Mary and the Image of God (II)

The Early Centuries: Early Christian history, pre-Constantine, has found similarities between early church cult of Mary and the pervasive cults of the great mother.  Readers of Jean Auel’s popular ‘Earth’s Children’ series would be familiar with the cult in the Mediterranean world into which the church was moving.  Little is known about how elements of […]

Mary for Today: Mary in the Year of Faith:

‘Always a Virgin’ Theology and Physicality: This belief comes from tradition rather than Scripture or a definitive council. Only the virginal conception of Jesus is directly mentioned in the New Testament, where the emphasis is placed not so much on Mary or on virginity as such, but on Jesus and the great new event signified […]