This article intends to focus the reader in understanding Mary, assuming the biblical narrative as an echo of the place Mary occupied and lived as the mother of Jesus and as a disciple among the disciples. It seeks a biblical-theological presentation, capable of establishing parallels and differences between the Gospel narratives. The starting point is the biblical testimony about Mary, observing the narrative silences, but also its sobriety and diversity. Among the most significant aspects, we place the admirable symbiosis between the dimensions of mother and disciple. It is this symbiosis that prepares us for a theological reading of Mary’s ‘yes’, as the realization of a sign offered to history: Jesus the gift of salvation. It is understood, then, that Mary has remained as the ‘blessed among women’, the among the disciples, questioning constantly how we understand and live our relationship with God, and our devotion to Mary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Who is Mary of Nazareth? The biblical witness in the life of the Church|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2018|