St. Mary the Blessed Virgin

The School also runs it’s Kindergarten Nursery School under the Patroness of St. Mary, the Blessed Virgin which is called ‘St. Mary’s Convent Nursery School (Kindergarten)’. St. Mary is our heavenly star and guide. Virgin Mary inspires the children of this school to grow in wisdom and virtue. She protects and guides the little ones as her own children. St. Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ and Jesus gave her as the Mother of whole humanity. She is the Mother, of God, wife of St. Joseph, and the greatest of all Christian saints. Born in Jerusalem, Mary was presented in the Temple and took a vow of virginity. While living in Nazareth, Mary was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who announced to her that she would become the Mother of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. When Mary was pregnant bearing Jesus, Emperor Augustus declared a census throughout the vast Roman Empire, and in compliance Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem, his city of Lineage, as he belonged to the house of David. There Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger and was visited by the Three Kings, who were celestials also. The three kings knew of the evil designs of Herod, the King of Egypt who wanted to kill all new borns and warned Joseph to flee. Joseph and Mary went to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod. They remained in Egypt until King Herod died and then returned to Nazareth. The first recorded miracle of Jesus, ie., turning water into wine, was performed at a wedding in Cana, and Mary was Instrumental in calling Christ’s attention to the need.

As Christ possesses two natures, human and divine, Mary was the Mother of God in his human nature. This special role of Mary in salvation history is clearly depicted in the Gospel in which she is seen constantly at her son’s side during his soteriological mission. Because of this role exemplified by her acceptance of Christ into her womb, her offering of him to God at the Temple, her urging him to perform his first miracle and her standing at the foot of the Cross at Calvary Mary was credited to have joined fully in the sacrifice by Christ of himself. To such an extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for man’s salvation, and immolated him insofar as she could in order to appease the justice of god, that we might rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ. 

Mary is entitled to the title Queen. Jesus is king throughout all eternity by nature and by right of conquests: through him, with him, and subordinate to him, Mary is Queen by grace, by divine relationship, by right of conquest, and by singular election. This Queen is also our Mother. While she is not our Mother in the physical sense, she is called a spiritual mother, for she conceives, gives birth, and nurtures the spiritual lives of grace for each person. As Mediatrix of All Graces, she is ever present at the side of each person, giving nourishment and hope, from the moment of spiritual birth to the moment of death The foundation of all our confidence… is found in the Blessed Virgin Mary. For God has committed to Mary the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is His will , that we obtained everything through Mary.