Mariology

Mariology is the study of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God.

"And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy."

~Luke 1: 41-44

"All generations will call me blessed": "The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship." The Church rightly honors "the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of 'Mother of God,' to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs. . . . This very special devotion . . . differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters this adoration." The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an "epitome of the whole Gospel," express this devotion to the Virgin Mary.

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 971

 CATHOLIC ANSWERS : QUESTIONS REGARDING Mary

Catholic Answers staff respond to callers' questions about the Virgin Mary..

Did Christians Pray to Mary in the Early Centuries? Yes

YouTube Video Blog Post: Dr. Taylor Marshall discusses Marian Devotion in the early centuries.

"In Joy and Sorrow" - Kimberly Hahn

Kimberly Hahn speaks to an audience at Franciscan University of Steubenville about her initial difficulty in accepting the Catholic doctrines surrounding the Virgin Mary and how she was finally able to overcome this.

 Mary’s Gift of Mercy: John Paul II and the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

**Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, January 2017**
Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, delivers a talk to Franciscan University students about Mary’s role in Divine Mercy and how Saint John Paul 2 played an instrumental role in the spreading of this message. 

"Mary’s Perpetual Virginity Clearly Confirmed in Scripture & Jewish Tradition," by Dr. David Marzak

**Andy's Resource-of-the-Month, June 2018**

Mysteries of the Virgin Mary - EWTN Live

Father Mitch Pacwa speaks with Father Peter Cameron, about his book, "Mysteries of the Virgin Mary Living our Lady's Graces."  Published May 4, 2011.

Piety? Leave it to Mama

**Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, October 2018**
Our second YouTube video, hosted by Jocelyne. This is a recoding of an edited and updated talk that she did for her local Cursillo weekend on Piety. Piety can seem like kind of a stuffy word. When we think of piety, probably what first comes to mind are various forms of false piety. However, piety is an important gift of the Holy Spirit. It means living out our Baptismal call to be priest, prophet and king, following Jesus' example. But how are we to do that? In this talk, Jocelyne suggests (and she's not the first to do so) a quick and sure way to holiness. She has also included a personal testimony, sharing part of what she refers to as her "conversion story.”

The Bible and The Virgin Mary

A Bible Study by The Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology
**Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, May 2017**
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The Virgin Mary Revealed Through Scripture

Dr. Scott Hahn explains the Catholic teachings regarding the Virgin Mary using biblical typology (looking at the New Testament in relation to the Old Testament).