Quotes on Mary

There is no impropriety, then, in believing that Mary and Joseph were selected in those ancient councils by the Father to be the earthly guardians of Jesus. Mary was given the unique privilege and responsibility of bringing the great Jehovah into the world, in which he would obtain a body of flesh and bones, experience mortality, and continue his mission for the redemption of mankind. Robert J. Matthews, “Mary and Joseph,” Ensign, December 1974

A direct reference to the Savior’s earthly mother was made by Isaiah about 700 B.C.: “… Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isa. 7:14.) The New Testament identifies this as a prophecy referring to Mary and the birth of Jesus. (See Matt. 1:22–23.) — Robert J. Matthews, “Mary and Joseph,” Ensign, December 1974