I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said.
~ Mary to Angel Gabriel.
Mary, Mother of Jesus was a first century Galilean, Jewish woman of Nazareth. She is the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament and Quran. Therefore she is a major and important person in the Bible and Christianity. Mary is commonly reffered to as Blessed Virgin Mary (Beata Maria semper virgo) or as Mother of God (Mater Dei).