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 Post subject: History of Marian symbol?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:45 am 
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Does anyone know the history/significance of the "MA" Marian symbol? What I'm interested in is, why it's written the way it is. If you were going to make something with this symbol on it, would it have to be done a specific way?

Here, I found a picture---> http://www.churchsupplies.com/store/SLA7122.shtml

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Does anyone know the history/significance of the "MA" Marian symbol? What I'm interested in is, why it's written the way it is. If you were going to make something with this symbol on it, would it have to be done a specific way?

Here, I found a picture---> http://www.churchsupplies.com/store/SLA7122.shtml


it's AM ... not MA ... AM stands for Ave Maria

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Check the coat of arms of Bishop of Kumbo, Cameroon, Mgr George Nkuo:

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Ave Maria:
Love was born into the world through Mary. She remains our model of what it truly means to be loved and to love. My ministry of the love of God will be entrusted to her maternal care and protection.

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 Post subject: Re: History of Marian symbol?
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RaginCajunJoe wrote:
St. Brigid wrote:
Does anyone know the history/significance of the "MA" Marian symbol? What I'm interested in is, why it's written the way it is. If you were going to make something with this symbol on it, would it have to be done a specific way?

Here, I found a picture---> http://www.churchsupplies.com/store/SLA7122.shtml


it's AM ... not MA ... AM stands for Ave Maria


:oops: ::): Well, you'll never hear me say that I'm the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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 Post subject: Re: History of Marian symbol?
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don't be silly ... i only know it because the AM is on the Mary altar at church and my book that talks about the history behind all the church artwork talks about it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: History of Marian symbol?
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For more symbols of Mary, you can see

http://www.oldandsold.com/articles22/madonna-2.shtml

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 Post subject: Re: History of Marian symbol?
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According to [url]SymbolDictionary.net[/url] the AM stands for "Auspice Maria" not Ave Maria. See here: http://symboldictionary.net/?p=2255


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 Post subject: Re: History of Marian symbol?
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Wow, this thread is old! Thanks for the link, AMDG.

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