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"O Mary, truly God gives thee glad tidings of a Word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, high honored in this world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought nigh. He will speak to people in the cradle and in maturity, and will be among the righteous.” She said, “My Lord, how shall I have a child while no human being has touched me?” He said, “Thus does God create whatsoever He will.” When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” and it is. And He will teach him the Book, Wisdom, the Torah, and the Gospel. And (he will be) a messenger to the Children of Israel (3:45-48).

"Studying the Quran as a Catholic" series in America: The National Catholic Review (the Jesuits' official magazine)

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On December 25th, 2015 12:47 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Studying the Quran as a Catholic
Sylvia, I never would have thought to read this magazine or an article about Mary in the Quran. But it is a wonderful window into Quranic thought and I appreciate it so much. Thank you, and I find these words inspiring. It never ceases to amaze me how widely spread is the influence of Mary and Jesus. It is, of course, as it should be but until having this broad influence pointed out, I remain in the dark. I will read more. May you bask in the light of the Savior this day.
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