Since that time Mary has watched over us as a mother would watch over a tender child on a tempestuous night, and because of her patronage there are many titles of Mary by which she is known. More titles of Mary are found in the Marian Calendar section of this website. It was in the year 40, and St James was having a great deal of difficulty converting the native population on the Iberian Peninsula, a land now known as Spain. He was praying along the banks of the Ebro River when the Blessed Virgin stood before him upon a pillar supported by angels. Speaking to the fortunate apostle, she encouraged St. James by revealing to him the great faith that the people of Spain would possess in the future due to his sacrifices on their behalf.
5 Titles for the Virgin Mary you wouldn’t expect
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From the earliest theological reflections in Christian history we find the defense of the most important of the titles of Mary, "Theotokos" in Greek. It is translated God-bearer or "Mother of God". The great Bishop of Constantinople, St. John Chrysostom d. We magnify you who are more honorable than the Cherubim and incomparably more glorious than the Seraphim. You who, without losing your virginity, gave birth to the Word of God. You who are truly the Mother of God.
The Top 10 Titles of Mary
Many of the titles given to Mary are dogmatic in nature. Other titles are poetic or allegorical and have lesser or no canonical status, but which form part of popular piety , with varying degrees of acceptance by the clergy. Yet more titles refer to depictions of Mary in the history of art. There are several stories on the significance of the relatively large number of titles given to Mary.
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