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8.48 Why does the Virgin Mary have so many names and titles?

Mary - #OnlineSaints

Since the beginning of Christianity, countless people have called on the Virgin Mary to pray for them. She is always ready to listen and pray with us. Jesus listens to her in a very special way. 

Thankful for her intercessory prayer, people have invoked Mary with many names, each of which expresses something of our faith and God’s love for us. Bernadette got to know her as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, when Mary appeared to her in Lourdes in France. You can ask her to pray for you too!

For more on this saint, scan the picture with the app Online with Saints or click:
→ Saint Bernadette Soubirous

The only name of Our Lady is Mary. Because of her role in making our salvation by Jesus possible, she received may titles, both to honour her and for us to learn about the faith.