In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that the records in the Bible giving accounts of Mary, the mother of Jesus, are true. She was chosen as the finest virgin to be the mother of our Savior Jesus Christ. Like all of us, she was a mortal with a body of flesh and bones and she was subject to temptations, pains, trials and adversities of this mortal life. She conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost and bore the Savior Jesus Christ. In this most sacred calling, we believe that she was foreordained to be born at the right time, in the right place and in the exact lineage so she can fulfill her mission she was set forth to do in this life.

However, Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) do not worship Mary. We do not believe that we should pray to her so she could pray to Jesus on our behalf. Nevertheless, we remember her life and sacrifices with utmost reverence. We regard her very highly and think of her as woman of great faith and courage. We salute her long-suffering seeing her precious child being nailed on the cross. Her spiritual strength is an inspiration to us all.

Like all the great men and women in the scriptures, Latter-day Saints recognize Mary’s contribution in building the kingdom of God here on earth. Through her obedience and submission to the will of the Father, she conceived in her womb the Savior of the world. The scriptures might not give a full account of how she raised and nurtured Jesus but to be entrusted such a great responsibility must have inspired her to do the best she can to be the best mother she can be to her child. Behind Jesus’ perfect life, was Heavenly Father’s guidance along with his faithful mother’s rearing and love.