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The Vatican II document Nostra aetate calls devotion to Mary a key point of Christian-Muslim encounter. But this statement is not footnoted, so one might wonder about its basis in history and tradition. How did Marian devotion make it into the document's brief list of connections between Islam and Christianity, along with one God, judgment day, resurrection of the body, and Abraham? This article suggests that the Council Fathers' knowledge of popular devotion to Mary at shared shrines like Turkey's Meryem Ana Evi played a role in its inclusion.