A spiritual, personal, and immortal creature, with intelligience and free will who glorifies God without ceasing and who serves God as a messenger of his saving plan.
The visit of the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary to inform her that she was to be the mother of the Savior.
The dogma that recongnizes the Blessed Virgin Mary's singular participation in her Son's Resurrection by which she was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when the course of her earthly like was finished.
In ancient times, the beginning of the marriage process carrying the force of law.
A permanent state of life recongnized by the Church, entered freely in response to the call of Christ to perfection, and characterized by the profession of the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
One of the archangels, used by God many time as a messenger, in particular at the Annunciation.
The dogma proclaimed in Christian Traditon and defined in 1854, that from the first moment of her conception , Mary-by the sungualr grace of God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ- was preserved immune from Original Sin.
Hebrew term meaning "anointed"; used in reference to Jesus because he accomplished perfectly the divine mission of priest, prophet, and King, signified by his anointing as Messiah Christ.
For all time, forever
Committed celibacy that enables people to give themselves to God alone with an undivided heart in a remarkable manner.