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Saint Mary

Posted on May 15, 2020

Song: Theos Over the past two thousand years, no other female has appeared in as many works of art as the woman known as Mary, purported mother of Jesus, the Christian savior of the world. A timeless muse, she dominates thousands of paintings, frescoes, sculptures, figurines, mosaics, and icons. According to Christian teaching, Mary is the fully-human, yet virginal, mother of God; she is not a god herself. Who Was Mary? Mary is considered a Catholic saint, but to me, she has never really seemed like one, because she gets a higher billing than the others. In art, she often wears a crown and holds a scepter, and bears the title Queen of Heaven. There doesn’t appear to be a convincing historical record…