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BMV (3)

BMV (2)

When we were at Calvary Cemetery, Mike pointed out the abbreviation on the pedestal and asked why the letters would be in that order. Based on the rest of the inscription being in Latin, I’m assuming its because the most common order of the words “Blessed Virgin Mary” is “Beatae Mariae Virginis.” I’ve seen some English sites try to maintain the abbreviation by making it “Blessed Mary the Virgin.”

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