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Magisterium

the teaching office of the Church, which is all of the bishops in union with the Pope

Marks of the Church

the four characteristics that identify Christ's Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic

Mary

the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of God. She is also called "Our Lady" because she is our Mother and the Mother of the Church.

mercy kindness and concern for those who are suffering. God has mercy on us even though we are sinners.
Messiah

the promised one who would lead his People. The word Messiah means "God's anointed," or "God's chosen one." Jesus is the Messiah.

miracle something that cannot be explained by science, but happened by the power of God
mission

a job or purpose. The Church's mission is to announce the Good News of God's Kingdom.

missionaries

people who answer God's call to bring the message of Jesus and announce the Good News of God’s Kingdom to people in other places

mystery a spiritual truth that is difficult to perceive or understand with our senses, but is known through faith and through signs