Annunciation, the

An|nun|ci|a|tion, the [ ə,nʌnsi`eıʃn ] noun
March 25th, which Christians remember as the day when the Virgin Mary was told by a MESSENGER from God that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ

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  • The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary —     The Annunciation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Annunciation     The fact of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is related in Luke, i 26 38. The Evangelist tells us that in the sixth month after the conception of St. John the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • The Blessed Virgin Mary —     The Blessed Virgin Mary     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Blessed Virgin Mary     The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, the mother of God.     In general, the theology and history of Mary the Mother of God follow the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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