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The Uterine Sisters

Venerating the Most Blessed Uterus of the Mother of God
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The "Sacred Heart of Jesus" and the "Most Immaculate Heart of Mary" are both regarded as objects of veneration for Catholics. Churches, feast days, and religious orders are named for each. (19 days after Pentecost, and 22 August, respectively.)

So it might seem strange that there is no veneration for that most important of organs as far as the whole Christianity story goes: the Womb of the Blessed Virgin.

(There is an indirect shoutout, of course, in the Ave Maria: "Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.")

Hence, I suggest the establishment of a new order of women religious, the Sisters of the Most Blessed Uterus of the Mother of God, to be known informally as the "Uterine Sisters."

This order would be tasked with the care of orphans and unwed mothers, and with the provision of reproductive education to young women and girls.

Of course, there may be other orders as well, related to other parts of the Sanctified Reproductive System.

smendler, Feb 25 2016

Mary in Islam https://en.wikipedi.../wiki/Mary_in_Islam
She's actually a big deal [smendler, Dec 14 2016]


       " Of course, there may be other orders as well, related to other parts of the Sanctified Reproductive System. "   

       Oh, you mean the worship observance that lasts for one week every month...
normzone, Feb 25 2016

       I don't know virgin Marys from shit, but I wouldn't have expected her to have a uterus. Surely she would just have had some sort of internal heavenly cloud from which the baby cheeses emerged, without all that mess?   

       I'm pretty sure that if this was islam, you'd be dead by now for suggesting all that anatomy. And in any case, who's the virgin Mary in islam?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 25 2016

       There are numerous religious artefacts pertaining to bits of human anatomy deposited at various locations around the world. The head of Oliver Plunkett may be visited in Drogheda in Ireland for example. Another idea begins to form......
xenzag, Feb 26 2016

       There couldn't be any bodily relics of Mary, though, as doctrine holds that she was Assumed bodily into Heaven...
smendler, Jun 04 2016

       Are you sure you're not thinking of the Challenger astronauts?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 04 2016

       Regarding Maxwell's question regarding the Holy Birth, here is a little-known text from the 10th century or so, accredited to a Fra Lamazia:   

       "Preme, O virgo sancta, preme" ("Push, O Holy Virgin, push")   

       o virgo beata immaculata cervix minime dilata   

       preme virgo sancta preme   

       spira spira spira   

       o virgo beata immaculata cervix nunc dilata   

       contractio maior nunc incipit dolor   

       contractiones celeriores magnificant dolores   

       preme virgo sancta preme preme virgo sancta preme preme preme preme   

smendler, Dec 14 2016

       And regarding Mary's place in Islam, see link.
smendler, Dec 14 2016

       I think all these points were addressed by the Greek philosopher Epididymus.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 15 2016


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