J.M.J. From the entry, "Mary, The Mother of Jesus" in Catholic Bible Dictionary, General Editor, Scott W. Hahn (New York: Doubleday, 2009), page 584:
"The virgin wife of Joseph of Nazareth and the Mother of the Davidic Messiah, Jesus Christ. Having accepted this exalted vocation, she became the ideal mother of Christian faith and discipleship (Luke 1:38, 45; 8:21; 11:28). More than any other woman in history, Mary is one for whom God has done 'great things' (Luke 1:49)."