The Blessed Virgin Mary, sometimes shortened to The Blessed
Virgin, is a traditional title specifically used by Roman Catholics, Anglo-Catholics and others to describe Mary, the mother of Jesus. It carries with it a belief not merely in the virginity of Mary, but of her continuing role within the church and in the life
of ordinary Catholics, for which Roman Catholicism in the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church (21 November1964) passed during the Second Vatican Council granted her the title Advocate, Auxiliatrix, Adjutrix, and
Mediatrix. Colloquially she may be refered to as The BVM.