• Magnificat

    The traditional title for Mary's song of praise, Lk 1:46-55, taken from its fist words in Latin: "[my soul] praises".
  • Mark

    The first Gospel written around 65-70, most probably in Rome for a community of Gentile Christians who are suffering persecution. It is a short and reflects the teaching of Peter and presents Jesus as the son of God and suffering Messiah.
  • Mark [Gospel of]

    The first Gospel written around 65-70, most probably in Rome for a community of Gentile Christians who are suffering persecution. It is a short and reflects the teaching of Peter and presents Jesus as the son of God and suffering Messiah.
  • Matthew

    Written in the 80s for a community of Jewish Christians, it presents Jesus as the fulfilment of the prophesies made in the Hebrew Scriptures, as the Son of God, the new Moses, and as a teacher and lawgiver.
  • Matthew [Gospel of]

    Written in the 80s for a community of Jewish Christians, it presents Jesus as the fulfilment of the prophesies made in the Hebrew Scriptures, as the Son of God, the new Moses, and as a teacher and lawgiver.
  • Messiah

    In this instance, saviour or liberator.
  • miracle story

    A miracle story is a narrative about a supposed miracle Jesus performed. Miracle stories are often associated with stories of the deep faith of the protagonists.
  • Mishnah

    Written collections of the oral tradition of the Torah presenting explanations and interpretations
  • Mission

    Mission comes from the word 'send'. God sent Jesus to proclaim the Reign of God, God's dream for the world, and he sends his community of disciples, the Church to proclaim his Good News. It is why the Church exists, not for itself but for God's mission.
  • Moses

    From the Old Testament, a Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery and at Mt. Sinai delivered the Law establishing God's covenant with them.
  • Myth

    A story with symbolic and metaphoric language that expresses a deep religious truth about God and human existence.