Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is probably the most famous and most loved woman. This is because of her unique role as Mother of God. God chose Mary of Nazareth above all women to be the mother of the Savior, the Son of God. Luke’s Gospel reveals that the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary her role in God’s plan for salvation, and she agreed, calling herself the handmaid of God. As a result of Mary’s yes, the human race regained eternal life. For this reason she is called the second Eve. Certain privileges flow from Mary’s special mission.