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Blessed Virgin Mary

You may like to refer to the Wikipedia entry for the Blessed Virgin Mary which is extensive, and provides a broad overview of the place of the mother of Jesus in Christian belief and worship.

You may also like to look at the website for The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk.

The image to the right is taken from the East Window in St Mary’s, and shows the Blessed Virgin as a young girl at the Annunciation, when Gabriel announces that she is to bear a son.

You can read a descriptive meditation on the icon of The Virgin of Vladimir here