Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible Unit 4

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Annunciation
The visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her that she is to be the Mother of the Savior
Assumption
God bringing Mary's whole being- body and soul- into Heaven
Dormition
is Mary "falling asleep" at the end of her time on earth. It is not simply called the death of the Mary because of a tradition that soon after her soul left her body the two were reunited and taken up to Heaven in what is called the "Assumption."
Emmanuel
"God with us"
Holy days of obligation
Feast Day in the liturgical year on which, in addition to Sundays, Catholics are obliged to participate in the Eucharist
Immaculate Conception
Celebrated on December 8th. It celebrates the day on which Mary was conceived in the womb of her mother, St. Ann
Litanies
Prayers consisting of a series of invocations and responces
Marian
Of or relating to the Virgin Mary.
Original Sin
The sin by which the first humans disobeyed God and thereby lost their original holiness and became subject to death. Original Sin is transmitted to every person born into the world, except Mary and Jesus.
Novenas
From the Latin word for "nine", they are public or private devotions that extend for a period of nine days.
Personal Sin
Any deliberate offense, in thought, word, or deed, against the will of God