"The Mother of Jesus continues in this present world as the image and first flowering of the Church as she is to be perfected in the world to come."

Vatican II: Constitution on the Church


Vatican II: Dogmatic Constitution on the Church See Chapter 8

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2

On the Immaculate Conception Pope Pius IX

On the Immaculate Conception Pope Pius X

The Queenship of Mary Pope Pius XII

On Praying to Mary During May Pope Paul VI

On Prayers to Mary for Peace Pope Paul VI

On the Blessed Virgin Mary Pope Paul VI

For the Right Ordering and Development of Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary Pope Paul VI

On the Blessed Virgin Mary Pope John Paul II

Address to Women Religious, Turin, 1988 Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II's General Audiences on Mary

Pope John Paul II often ended his documents with a section on Mary. Here are some of those sections, taken from encyclicals and other letters
Centesimus Annus Dilecti Amici Dominum et Vivificantem
Evangelium Vitae Redemptor Hominis--- Redemptoris Missio
Sollicitudo Rei Socialis--- Union of Brest Veritatis Splendor

"And the Mother of Jesus was there..." New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference


Mary, the First Disciple Raymond E. Brown, S.S.

Mary, Daughter of Sion: The Mother of Jesus in the Scriptures Dieter Bohler

The Mother of Jesus in the Gospel of John Merle Salazar, O.L.S.H.

Miriam of Nazareth: A Jewish Galilean Merle Salazar, O.L.S.H.

Mary of Nazareth, Prophet of Nonviolence Father John Dear, SJ

Mary and the New Testament David Lonsdale

The Holy Spirit and Mary Kevin McNamara

The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit Léon-Josef Suenens

Miriam, the Jewess Geza Vermes

Born of the Virgin Mary Alan C. Clark

The Relationship Between Christ and Mary Jack Dominian

Predestination and Mary Alasdair Heron

Mary in the Lucan Infancy Narrative Marie E. Isaacs

God and the Feminine John MacQuarrie

On True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin John McHugh

A Timeless Magnificat James Hanvey SJ

The Blessed Virgin Mary Untier of Knots Hedwig Lewis SJ

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sarah Jane Boss

Theology and Candles: Original Sin and Immaculate Conception Philip Endean SJ

Artful dogma: the Immaculate Conception and Franz Werfel's Song of Bernadette Ann W. Astell

The Lady with the torn hair who looks on gladiators in grapple: G. K. Chesterton's Marian poems Ralph C. Wood

Mary and Muhammad: bearers of the word--their roles in divine revelation Axel Takacs

What "Mary" means to Muslims Christopher Evan Longhurst

Marian dogmas and reunion: what Eastern Catholics can teach us about Catholic ecumenism Walter N. Sisto

The form and drama of the church; Hans Urs von Balthasar on Mary, Peter, and the Eucharist Robert C. Koerpel

Sorrowful mysteries: a single mother battling cancer finds a friend in Mary Michelle Weldon

Mary Sarah Cawdell

Meditation on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Pope Benedict XVI

Mary, Mother of God Pope Benedict XVI

Mary, Daughter of Zion Fr. James Swetnam, SJ

Guadalupe and God’s Word Paulino Forte

A Silence about Mary Fr. Charles Kestermeier, SJ

Decoding Vatican II’s Marian Paradigm Shift Fr. Timothy J. Sauppe, STL

The Assumption of Mary Eileen Burke Sullivan

The Risen Jesus and His Mother Jack Mahoney

Learning from Mary: The Feminine Vocation and American Law Elizabeth R. Schiltz

Mary: Exemplar of Faithful Love for Virgins, Spouses, Mothers, and the Church Robert L. Fastiggi

Our Lady of Lourdes Teresa Monaghan

Our Lady of China: Marian Devotion and the Jesuits Jeremy Clarke, S.J.

The Assumption of Mary Marie T. Farrell RSM

The Past Her Prelude: Marian Imagery in the Old Testament Sandra Miesel

Our Lady of Guadalupe Rev. Ted Bohr

Ecumenical Consensus on Mary Marie Farrell RSM

Mary in Byzantine Doctrine and Devotion Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.

The Gendered Dynamics of Kenosis and Theosis in the Traditional Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Surprising Theological Possibilities for Inclusive Theologies of Gender and Sexuality Michael Carden

The Soteriological Significance of the Feast of Mary's Birth Nicholas E. Denysenko

Saint Anselm and the Development of the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception: Historical and Theological Perspectives John Janaro

There's Something about Mary Craig Uffman, Anglican pastor

Truly Our Sister: A Conversation with Elizabeth Johnson on Mary Clint A. Schnekloth

Feminist Mariologies: Heteronomy/Subordination and the Scandal of Christology Kilian McDonnell

Maria, Mediatrix Omnium Gratiarum Leonard Tony Farauanu

Anglican Understanding of Mary Revd Br Brian Harley SSF

The Ever-Virginity of the Mother of God Fr. John Hainsworth

Down from Her Pedestal: Elizabeth Johnson's Truly Our Sister Mary Thomas

Regina Patriarchum: True Devotion to Mary as the Touchstone of Christian Feminism David Carey

Tomb of the Virgin Mary

Guadalupe at Calvary: Patristic Theology in Miguel Sanchez's Imagen de la Virgen Maria Timothy Matovina

Virgin Mother or Bastard Child? John Dominic Crossan

Mary: Icon of Trinitarian Love Anthony J Kelly CSsR

Mary Jacques Gaillot, Bishop of Partenia

Mary -- Our Lady of Social Justice Bruce Duncan CSsR

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of a New Creation Fr. Virgilio Elizondo

Bishop Christopher Butler, Mary and the Church Aidan Bellenger OSB

Transforming Visions? Apparitions of Mary Chris Maunder

The Priesthood of Mary John Wijngaards

Our Lady of Guadalupe: A Guide for the New Millennium Virgilio P. Elizondo

Mary's Magnificat Daniel W. Casey, Jr

Re-imagining Mary at Christmas Kim E. Power

Select Circle: What Do We Know about Those Closest to Jesus? Stephen M. MIller

Mary Over Bethlehem Kathryn Fleming

'Woman Full and Overflowing with Grace': The Virgin Mary and the Contemporary Church Tina Beattie

Mary, Our Mother Pope John Paul II

Mary is Our Model and Guide in Faith Pope John Paul II

Prajña Pitha (Seat of Wisdom): Towards a marian formation of the ministers of the word Aloysius Pieris, S.J.

Mary, proto-disciple: A Lukan perspective Kathleen Coyle, S.S.C.

Mary, The Embodiment of God's Love:A Historical Perspective Kathleen Coyle, S.S.C.

The Marian Tradition: A Rereading Kathleen Coyle, S.S.C.

Mary's Role in Salvation History Rev. Patrick Gaffney, SMM

Spirituality for Today, October 1997

A Discipleship of Love: Mary of Bethany and the Ministry of Women Tina Beattie

Mary of Nazareth for Today Judith Gray

Mary, an Icon of the Church that Baptizes in Jesus Christ Corrado Maggioni

Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture Jaroslav Pelikan

Mary, the Virgin Priest? Dr. Tina Beattie

Mary of the Gospels: True Believer and First Disciple Dr. Gerard Hall

On Mary: Constructive Ambivalence Ann Loades

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Joan Carroll Cruz

A Place for Mary in Protestant Ministry? Beverly R. Gaventa

Mary, Maid and Mother in Art and Literature Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J.

The Virgin Mary and the Feminist Quest Ann Loades

The Akathist Hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Why the Need for Signs and Wonders? Angela Tilby

Reclaiming Mary: A Task for Feminist Theology Mary Grey

Mary and the Female Face of God Elizabeth A. Johnson

We Sing Mary's Song Bonnie Jensen

Articles in SIDIC Periodical, 1987, No. 2
---------- The Mother of Jesus: Reflections of a Christian Living in Israel Marcel Dubois
---------- Mary of Nazareth: Why the silence of Judaism Avital Wohimann
---------- The Beauty of Eve Reflected on the People on Mt. Sinai, on the Church and on Mary Aristide Serra
---------- Teaching the faith as Mary did - Learning from her life as a Jewish woman Anne-Catherine Avril
---------- The Magnificat: Mary's Psalm Marie-Helene Fournier

The Mariology of Three Popes Peter Hebblethwaite

The Cult of Mary as Development of Doctrine Richard Hanson

The Immaculate Conception in Ecumenical Perspective Donald Dawe

The Fruitful Virginity of Mary Desmond Connell

The Sanctity and Glory of the Mother of God: Orthodox Approaches Kallistos Ware

The Theotokos, Creation and the Modern World Mary Ann De Trana

The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in Ecumenical Perspective Donald G. Dawe

The Theotokos in the Orthodox Tradition and Russian Thought Dmitry Grigorieff

The Concrete Meaning of Mary's Motherhood Frederick M. Jelly

Pluralism About Mary: Biblical and Contemporary René Laurentin

Honouring the Virgin Mary: A Reformed Perspective Ross Mackenzie

The Second Eve: Newman and Irenaeus John McHugh

Mary the Perfect Disciple: A Paradigm for Mariology Patrick J. Bearsley

The Lowliness of Mary Henry Wansbrough

Theology on the Virgin Mary: 1966--1975 Eamon R. Carroll

The Virgin-Birth Debate in Anthropological Literature: A Critical Assessment John A. Saliba

The Theme of Eve and Mary in the Early Christian Church John A. Ross MacKenzie

The Grace of Christ in Mary Edward Yarnold

Behold Your Mother James Walsh

The Assumption and the Jerusalem Liturgy Joseph H. Crehan

The mother of Jesus in the communion of saints--challenge to the churches Eamon R. Carroll

A Prelude to Vatican I: American Bishops and the Definition of the Immaculate Conception James Hennesey

Mary's Coredemption: A Different Approach to the Problem E. J. Cuskelly

Byzantine Mariology Polycarp Sherwood

Maria Paredros Joseph H. Crehan

The Immortality of the Blessed Virgin Mary Bertin Farrell

Our Lady as Intercessor for the Departed Alistair Guinan

Mary in Protestant Theology and Worship Paul F. Palmer

The Mother Romano Guardini

Historical development of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: obstacles inhibiting understanding and acceptance Gerard Owens

Cardinal Newman and Apocalypse XII Dominic J. Unger

The Assumption in the Early English Pulpit Noel J. Ryan

An Allusion to Mary in the Apocalypse Roland E. Murphy

The theology of the doctrine of the immaculate heart of Mary Kilian J. Healy

Some Little-Known Early Witnesses to Mary's "Virginitas in partu" Joseph C. Plumpe

Mary -- co-redemptrix and mediatrix of all grace Clement Fuerst

The definability of the Assumption Edward A. Wuenschel

The Brethren of the Lord and Two Recently Published Papyri John J. Collins

A Fundamental Principle in Mariology William J. McGarry

Fundamental Principle in Mariology William J. McGarry

The Most Beloved Woman: The Prerogatives and Glories of the Blessed Mother of God Edward F. Garesche, SJ

The Mother of Christ: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholic Tradition, Theology, and Devotion O.R. Vassall-Phillips, C.SS.R.

The Annunciation J. Simon, O. S. M., page 136

Mother of Divine Grace: A Chapter in the Theology of the Immaculate Stanislaus M. Hogan, OP

Mariology: A Dogmatic Treatise on the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Fr. Joseph Pohle

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Encyclopedia

The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Encyclopedia

Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Encyclopedia

Immaculate Conception Catholic Encyclopedia

Mary's Place in the Church of Christ Bernard John Otten, SJ, page 143

Behold Your Mother: The Blessed Virgin's Goodness and Greatness Matthew Russell, SJ

Feast of the Assumption Catholic Encyclopedia

Our Lady of Guadalupe Bryan J. Clinch, page 240

Notre Dame de Fourviere E. Leahy, page 543

Sinless Mary and sinful Mary Bernard Vaughn, SJ

Ancient Scottish Devotion to Mary Michael Barrett, OSB, page 311

The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces Bernard St. John

Attitude of Modern Protestants towards the Virginity of Our Blessed Lady A.J. Maas, SJ, page 209

The Passing of Mary J.H.W., page 513

Contemplations and Meditations for the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin and the Saints according to the Method of St. Ignatius Anonymous French author

Illustrated life of the Blessed Virgin B. Rohner, OSB

Mary in the Epistles Thomas Livius, C.SS.R.

Lourdes, its inhabitants, its pilgrims, and its miracles: with an account of the apparitions at the grotto and a sketch of Bernadette's subsequent history Richard F. Clarke, SJ

The Mother of the King: Mary during the Life of Our Lord Henry James Coleridge, SJ

The Preparation of the Incarnation Henry James Coleridge, SJ

Essays on devotional and Scriptural subjects William George Ward

Mary Magnifying God William Humphrey, SJ

The Foot of the Cross: or, The Sorrows of Mary Oratorian Fr. Frederick William Faber

On the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary St. Jerome

Saint John Damascene on Mary

Testimony of the Saints

The Mirror of the Blessed Virgin Mary St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure on the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Hail Mary

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Hail Mary

A Homily on the Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary St. Gregory Palamas

Cardinal John Henry Newman on the Blessed Virgin Mary

Meditations and Devotions John Henry Cardinal Newman

Understanding Catholic Devotion to Mary Thomas Merton

Who Was Mary? Rev. Eamon R. Carroll, O.Carm

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