A statue of the Virgin Mary

Mary (Aramaic, Hebrew: מרים, Maryām, Miriam; Arabic:مريم, Maryam; Greek Μαρία, Maria), usually referred to by Christians as the Virgin Mary or Saint Mary and occasionally Madonna, was a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee, identified in the New Testament as the mother of Jesus Christ. According to Luke's Gospel, Mary – a virgin – learned from the Angel Gabriel that she would conceive a son through the Holy Spirit. Mary is the subject of much veneration in the Christian faith, particularly in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. She is also highly regarded by Protestants and Muslims, who refer to her as Syeda Mariam, which means Our Lady Mary.

On 14 April 2145, Maria Gonzales was claimed by her ecstatic followers to be the Virgin reincarnated.