Find more resources related to this person  Print

Mary the Mother of Jesus

The wife of Joseph and mother of Jesus. 


The Gospels of Matthew and Luke tell that Mary was a virgin who lived in Nazareth in Galilee. An angel announced that through the power of the Holy Spirit she would conceive and bear a son, Jesus. Soon thereafter, Mary visited her relative Elizabeth, who was going to give birth to John the Baptist, and spoke words of prophecy (Luke 1:26-56). When Jesus was twelve years old, Mary and Joseph took him to Jerusalem, lost track of him, but later found him in the temple (Luke 2:41-51). During Jesus' adult life, Mary was present when Jesus turned water into wine at Cana (John 2:1-12). She was among those who sought to restrain Jesus (Mark 3:21, 31-35). She was present at the cross with the beloved disciple when Jesus said, "Woman, here is your son" (John 19:26). She remained a member of Jesus' followers after his ascension (Acts 1:14).

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus

Related People