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answer to a reader’s question. We invite readers to submit their own
Q. We call Our Lady the “Mother of God”. But God is eternal and has no beginning. Why don’t we call her the “Mother of Jesus” instead?
A. Although it is correct to call Our Lady the “Mother of Jesus”, she is also truly the Mother of God. Our Lord is a Divine Person, not a human person. Mary is the mother of a Person – and that Person is God.