Many miracles have been attributed to God operating through the Virgin Mary. Those miracles can be classified into two categories: those reported during her lifetime and those reported subsequently. During her lifetime, she is said to have performed many miracles, including curing the sick, raising the dead, producing visions, and turning water into wine. Subsequently, her image was used to cure people who had faith in her promises of protection from sin and death.
Here are some examples of miracles that were done during Mary's lifetime:
- In 1250, Pierre de Montreuil wrote about a woman named Marie who was blind but after seeing Mary's image nine times became blind again. When she removed the image, she regained her sight.
- In 1669, Anne Conway saw Mary help a woman whose child was afflicted by leprosy. The woman placed her hands on the child's body and prayed to Mary to be healed. After praying for several minutes, she took off her glove and there was no sign of disease anymore.
- In 1771, Mary helped a man named Jean De Sainte Marthe who was paralyzed from the neck down. He believed that if Mary could walk then so could he and he ordered a priest to give him a leg amputation as a sacrifice to God.
Since Mary's ascension to heaven, several miracles have been recounted. These have included a slew of Marian apparitions, in which believers claim that Mary miraculously appeared on Earth to convey messages encouraging people to trust in God, calling them to repentance, and healing. Also attributed to Mary are numerous cures of diseases, conversions of sinners, and answers to prayer.
The first recorded miracle was her resurrection from the dead. Jesus said that she would rise again after three days (Mt 28:7). Since then, many more miracles have been reported about Mary. It is even said that if you ask her to perform a miracle for you, she will always find a way to help you.
Some people may say that these miracles are part of what makes Mary so special, but they are wrong. The fact that Mary can perform miracles does not make her any better than anyone else. Her most important role is that of a human being who trusted in Jesus Christ to save her soul when she died. Only he has the power to save us from our sins.
There are also some who use their belief in Mary's miraculous powers to justify certain actions. For example, some people will say that because Mary can heal illnesses, it is okay for them to go around giving away their medicine.
Miracles During Mary's Earthly Life Catholics believe that when Mary was created, she was miraculously spared of the taint of original sin, which had impacted all other people in history save Jesus Christ. The miracle of the Immaculate Conception refers to this concept. Mary was conceived without sin, so there could be no judgment for her sins or those of anyone else.
The doctrine of the immaculate conception is found in several places in Catholic teaching. It is included in the creed which all Catholics are required to profess: "I believe in the Holy Spirit, who reveals God to us and teaches us through the Church; he has called me by name and sent me into the world."
It is also mentioned in a passage from St. Luke's account of the birth of Jesus: "And behold, your mother Mary will bear you another son, and she will call him Jesus, because he will be esteemed by his people as a prophet."
Finally, it is included in a statement made by Pope Pius IX in 1854: "Therefore, we declare and define that the only possible explanation for the fact that mankind has not ended by destruction this time last year and forever more is that one true God, with our father Adam, created the human race."
The doctrine has been controversial throughout its history within the Catholic Church.
No such thing as a miracle. She had an important role in Jesus' first public miracle, the transformation of water into wine at the wedding at Cana. She informed him that the hosts had run out of wine and then instructed the attendants to "do whatever he tells you." Mary is continuously pointing to her son. What information does Google have about me? He saves mankind by taking on flesh and dying. That's a miracle!
The Bible says she "kept house" for her husband. This means that she cooked and cleaned while he was working long hours preaching to crowds around Israel. She is referred to as "the mother of James and Joses" which shows that she had at least two sons.
It's been suggested that because Mary was a Jewish woman that she could not possibly be our savior. Yet it is written that Jesus was born during the reign of Caesar Augustus who ruled from 27 B.C. to A.D. 14. Therefore, he was born in the year 4 BC or 5 BC based on the dating system used at the time. Mary had also been betrothed to Joseph since before she was even born so this shows that she was a virgin when she married him. She was also well-known for being faithful to her marriage vows until she died aged about 35 years old.
AFAIK, the Wedding at Cana is the only time Mary requests Jesus to perform a miracle. Is there any hint or understanding as to why she did this? Was the family very close to her/them?
I also found it interesting that she used a term that Jews had no right to use toward a Jew. Maybe she was trying to make a point?
Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
Believe in Mary, Help of Christians, and you will see miracles. Saint John Bosco
Mary is help for us who believe. She is our comfort and strength when we are weak. Without her, there would be no hope for us. So we trust in her and she saves us.
What does it mean to have faith? It means believing that something is true even though you can't see or feel it yet. For example, you can't see or touch love, but you still know it's real because it affects your life every day. That's how people know that God loves them. Even though they can't see or feel it, they know that God loves them because his love has been shown to them through other people or events.
People show their love for others in many ways. They can give money or time to help those in need. They can also show their love by protecting others from harm. The key thing is that nobody forces anyone else to do anything. People choose whether or not to show their love for others.
God shows his love for us through the Holy Spirit. He has sent his only Son into the world so that we may have life everlasting.