“She lived in the Temple” Saint Jared

The kindest amongst all creatures, whom if all the world is weighed would not value as a single of her hair, the honored from the entire Mankind, and even above all the Angels, that no person could ever be able to speak of and write of her purity or holiness, the abode of God, Mother of God, The Mother of all creatures, interceder of us, Holy Mother Saint Virgin Mary entered the temple at the age of three years old with the Divine Will of God on Tahesas 3.

Saint Jared affirmed this saying, “She lived in the temple.” Our Holy Mother was born from the righteous God fearing people Anna (Hannah) and Joachim. She reared her for three years, after which she took her to live with the virgins in the Temple. Saint Mary dwelt in the sanctuary for 12 years. She received her food from the hands of the angels, until the time when our Lord Christ came into the world, and was incarnated through her, the elect of all women.

When she had completed 12 years in the sanctuary, the priests took counsel together concerning her, so that they might entrust her to someone who would protect her, for she was consecrated to God and they were not allowed to keep her in the temple after this age. They decided that she be engaged to a man who could take care of her and who would look after her.

They gathered 12 righteous men from the house of David of the Tribe of Juda so they might place her with one of them. They took their staffs inside the Sanctuary, and a dove flew up and stood on the staff belonging to Joseph the carpenter who was a righteous man. They knew that this was God’s will.

Joseph took the Holy Virgin Saint Mary, and she dwelt with him until Saint Gabriel, the Angel of the Lord, came to her and announced to her that the Son of God was to be incarnated from her, for the salvation of Adam and his posterity.

May her intercession be with us and Glory be to our God forever, Amen!