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New Bible Video features life of Mary, the mother of Jesus

Published: Tuesday, May 15 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

A video montage of Mary's life was released on Mother's Day as part of the LDS Church's Bible video series.

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Our take: This is a heart-warming montage of the life of Mary, the mother of the Savior Jesus Christ. It was produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of its series of Bible Videos.

Those living in the United States celebrate Mother’s Day this past Sunday. For most families, it was a day filled with pampering their beloved mother. Children treated Mom to breakfast in bed and showered her with homemade gifts, and Dad fired up the grill for a Mother’s Day feast. It was the type of celebration that takes place all over the world at different times of the year, with perhaps slight variations on affectionate traditions.

Recognizing mothers for all they do has origins dating back thousands of years, but the modern-day holiday got its beginnings in the early 20th-century United States. Mother’s Day is credited to Anna Jarvis, who desired to memorialize her own mother and in the process successfully lobbied for a national holiday. Jarvis insisted on making the apostrophe in “Mother’s Day” a singular possessive to indicate a personal recognition rather than a plural possessive that honors mothers as an entire group.

Perhaps the woman who best exemplifies motherhood is Mary, the earthly mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mary was chosen by God the Father above all others to bear and raise the Christ child. How pure and faithful she must have been for our Father in Heaven to entrust her with His Only Begotten Son and Savior of the World.

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Bible video released for Mother's Day

This Bible Video is a montage of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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