If we were asked to name the most meaningful “Mary” in history, most of us would naturally have the Virgin Mary in mind. However, while it’s impossible to beat a Mary more marvelous, there are other Marys over the centuries who’ve proved worthy of our admiration. These women with the Holy Mother’s namesake have proved most formidable their religious devotion or their fields of work.
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6 Great women from history you can still learn from (PHOTOS)