Is it okay for a Latter-day Saint to refer to Mary as the Virgin Mary?


#1

I’ve been attending a rosary prayer group and it somehow rubbed off on me. Is it okay that I, as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, refer to her as that?


#2

Do Mormons believe in the Virgin birth? If so, it’s appropriate whether you Revere her or not.


#3

I would say yes, but I’m Catholic. Holy Mother, Virgin Mary, Mary Immaculate, Queen of Heaven, etc. God bless.


#4

Ok for whom? It´s the truth, so it´s always good to refer to her as that…


#5

Of course. She is our spiritual mother, first among saints.


#6

Its certainly ok with us Catholics that you refer to the Virgin Mary.

You’d have to ask your Mormon bishop if its ok in their book.


#7

From a Catholic perspective, practically the only things a Mormon wouldn’t be allowed to do by the Catholic Church is to recieve Catholic sacraments. If you want to engage in Catholic orayers, spirituality, ECT., that’s fine. I assume you’re being respectful.


#8

We do believe in the Virgin birth.


#9

Okay. From my not really knowing perspective I’d say it’s fine. Mother of God and Queen of Heaven would be greater issues, I’m sure.


#10

Is it appropriate to ask how you heard about such a thing and decided to go?


#11

Of course. My mother and father are in-law and many of my husband’s family are Catholic, and I’m fascinated by the faith of his side of the family. I come from a more than less Baptist\Protestant family, and was raised Protestant.


#12

I’ll have to ask my bishop. He has told me that it’s definitely OK to read books on Catholicism, like any other religion.


#13

Sure. My husband suggested it and he grew up Catholic. We live in apartment where a kind group of people have welcomed us to pray the Rosary with them every Monday morning.


#14

Yes, you have my permission


#15

Catholics don’t have a problem with it.


#16

of course, if its in your heart, do so. you recognise her as your spiritual mother?


#17

Raised non-Catholic, I still refer to her as Mary. Is this in any way disrespectful?


#18

No. Mary is her name.

Just don’t call her late to dinner.


#19

I think so, yeah.


#20

what do latter day saints believe of Mary?

they must believe in saints with the name latter day saints


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