A miracle put Mary and Joseph to the test. A young girl named Mary was betrothed to Joseph of the family of David at Nazareth, a city in the northern area of Galilee. An angel named Gabriel appeared to Mary before their marriage and told her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have won favor with God." Then he added, "You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you shall call him Jesus."
Mary's response shows that she truly understood what this angel was saying: "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her.
Joseph, who had been born into an important political family, also received a message from heaven. He too was told to take Mary as his wife, but given no details about where they were to go or what would happen to them. So he went to Jerusalem to consult with religious leaders there about how to proceed. When he returned home, he found Mary waiting for him.
They married, and after living together for three months without conceiving a child, Mary gave birth to a son she called Jesus. The Bible says that Joseph took Mary home to live with his parents when he was old enough to care for them. However, some people say that Joseph kept Mary in slavery until his death, while others claim that he freed her years later.
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee, to a virgin who had promised to marry a man called Joseph of the family of David. Mary was the name of the virgin. After entering, the angel murmured to her, "Salutations, favored one. You are not alone. The Lord is with you." Then he presented her with child. Her father's name was Joachim; her mother's, Anna.
They were both righteous people. Joachim was a priest, and his wife was also a priestess. They brought gifts to the angel: gold for him and frankincense for her. And he told them to go back home. Then he returned to Mary.
The angel appeared to them again, this time telling Mary that she would give birth to a son and they should call him Jesus. Then he vanished from their sight.
Angela is an Angel who serves as the Holy Spirit's messenger to each of us. She will appear to you in bodily form to tell you about your future and give you advice. She may even tell you that you are the one who will save humanity with Jesus' help.
Angels don't have bodies of flesh and blood, but they can take other forms.
Gabriel, the angel God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And as he approached her, he exclaimed, "Greetings, full of grace! You are not alone. The Lord is with you." Then she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God has always been present with His people, but He revealed Himself to Israel through prophets and priests. For example, when Moses wanted to know who would be the next prophet like him, he asked God and received a reply from Him through an angel (see Dt 18:15). In much the same way, Jesus made public appearances after His resurrection to prove that He was alive and that He had conquered the grave.
But since the coming of Christ, God has chosen other means to communicate with men. Jesus said that the Spirit of truth will guide us into all the truth, and since then, the Spirit has been working in Christians to help them discern what is true and false information about God and themselves. The spirit also works through the words of teachers and writers as they proclaim the message of the gospel to others. Today, more than ever, we need strong voices who can lead us into all truth.
As for Mary, it is believed that She lived in Palestine until around age 30, when She came to Rome to live as a slave. She died there aged about 85.
Nazareth Mary lived in "her own house" in Nazareth, possibly with her parents, and during her betrothal—the first stage of a Jewish marriage—the angel Gabriel announced to her that she would be the mother of the promised Messiah by conceiving him through the Holy Spirit, and, after initially expressing skepticism...
God dispatched the angel Gabriel to Nazareth with a message for Mary, Joseph's wife-to-be. Mary was told by the angel that she would bear a son, whom she would name Jesus. "He will be great, and he will be named the Son of the Most High God," the angel said. Mary was perplexed since she was a virgin. She asked what kind of birth would this be since she had never been with anyone like her husband could be her son's father.
Gabriel answered her question by telling her that the Holy Spirit would come upon her and she would bear a child who is equal with God himself. This is how Gabriel announced the coming of Jesus to Mary.
Jesus grew up in Nazareth, a small town in Israel. He lived there until he was 30 years old when he went to Jerusalem to attend the Passover Feast along with his followers. During this time, some people were trying to kill him, so he must have been hiding somewhere on the journey. When it came time to sacrifice Isaac, his only son, Jesus stopped them and gave them another way to be forgiven of their sins. He then returned home.
After this incident, Jesus' disciples started calling him "The Christ", which means "Anointed One". It is possible that at the time they used this term they didn't know exactly what it meant, but later on after reading the Old Testament they would understand that it referred to the Messiah, the son of David who would save his people from their sins.
Mary was told by the angel that she would bear a son, whom she would name Jesus. "He will be great, and he will be named the Son of the Most High God," the angel said. Mary was perplexed since she was a virgin. "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God's power will rest on you," the angel said.
26. And in the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin married to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28. And the angel appeared to her and said, "Hail, you who are much favored. The Lord is with you; you are favored among women."