He placed his mother's care in the hands of the only apostle present at the cross, the apostle john, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, jesus said to his mother, 'woman, this is your son' then to the disciple he said, 'this is your mother. The biblical record of mary's role in the life of jesus is only incidental as the ministry of jesus becomes predominant in the gospels there are indications, however, to show that mary, as a mother, was interested in what her son was doing. Fulton j sheen tells the story of mary and examines marian beliefs ranging from the immaculate conception to the miracle of fatima, from the angel's announcement that mary was to be the mother of jesus to the time of her assumption into heaven. In the catholic church, the veneration of mary, mother of jesus, encompasses various marian devotions which include prayer, pious acts, visual arts, poetry, and music devoted to the blessed virgin mary. Near the cross of jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, mary the wife of clopas, and mary magdalene when jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, dear woman, here is your son, and to the disciple, here is your mother.
Mary's body has been glorified in heaven and she has been given an important role near her son as queen of heaven and earth mary is entitled queen because she is the mother of jesus, who is truly a king of kings. One of the truly great women of the bible is mary, the mother of jesus she was a woman of faith, courage, humility, praise, and prayer she was a good wife and mother, and an exemplary disciple of christ. The catholic mother of jesus pictures, mother of jesus songs, etc are grossly misleading the bible is final spiritual authority and yields a very clear picture of a different mary mother of jesus the real mary of the bible and mother of jesus, is the christian's sister not his mother.
963 since the virgin mary's role in the mystery of christ and the spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the churchthe virgin mary is acknowledged and honored as being truly the mother of god and of the redeemer. Mother of god: mary gave birth to the son of god, so although she was human and could not create god, she gave birth to jesus, who is god, which makes her the mother of god mother of the church: this title can only be properly understood as a metaphor: christians are children of god and brothers and sisters in christ by adoption. Let me conclude this section on the relationship between jesus and mary by again reiterating that for us to come to a true understanding of mary's role, we need to take time to meditate on her in the light of the whole of scripture and in so doing come to find and know jesus more surely and completely.
Mary was the mother of the messiah, jesus christ, the savior of the world she was a willing servant, trusting in god and obeying his call she was a willing servant, trusting in god and obeying his call. 975 we believe that the holy mother of god, the new eve, mother of the church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of christ (paul vi, cpg § 15) 502 lg 53 cf st augustine, de virg 6:pl 40,399.
That god should assume mary into heaven is not just a glorification of a mother goddess quite the contrary, it is the expression of the divine love for humanity, and a very special manifestation of god's respect for his creatures, his desire to do honor to the beings he has made in his own image, and most particularly his respect for the body which was destined to be the temple of his glory. Mary, the earth mother of jesus, is one of the most beloved of the many figures in jesus life the urantia book reveals mary to be a conscientious, loving, and totally devoted mother to her child of promise. In the new testament, mary's life began with the annunciation, when the angel gabriel appeared to her and announced her divine selection to be the mother of jesus the bible records mary's role in key events of the life of jesus from his conception to his ascension. Mary of nazareth, mother of jesus, holds her dead son after the crucifixion from the film the passion of the christ mary saw her son tortured and killed jesus had been her baby, the boy she educated, the young man she was so proud of.
Mary did not reprimand or insist upon parental prerogative, for it appears she knew her son was not dishonoring her but rather honoring his divine father another example of jesus manifesting respect for his mother while glorifying god occurred at a marriage feast in cana, a town neighboring nazareth. The first mention of mary is in the story of the annunciation, which reports that she was living in nazareth and was betrothed to joseph (luke 1:26) the last mention of her (acts 1:14) includes her in the company of those who devoted themselves to prayer after the ascension of jesus into heaven. Understanding mary as queen mother sheds light on her important intercessory role in the christian life just like the queen mother of the davidic kingdom, mary serves as advocate for the people in the kingdom of god today.