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Resources about Mary

 

 

Marian Resources for Young and Old

 

 

Mary has a unique and privileged place in salvation history and in the Church.  Because she responded yes to becoming the Mother of God, she is our first model of discipleship and our model of grace and trust in God.

 

VIDEOS

 

Why Catholics Call Mary Their Mother - Fr. Mike Schmitz

When Catholics call Mary their mother, it may seem like they are taking away some of the respect due to Jesus and giving it to Mary.  This is far from the case.  Fr. Mike points out two reasons why calling Mary our mother can improve our relationship with Christ, and strengthen our faith life.

1. Loving the people Jesus loves helps you love him more.  The more you love Mary the more you love God.

2. Jesus gave Mary to us as our Mother on the Cross.

“When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’  Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home” (John 19:26-27).

 

Mary - Catholic Central

 

Mary in 2 Minutes - Busted Halo

 

Pope Francis on Mary, the Mother of Us All

Vinita Wright reads an excerpt about Mary, the mother of Jesus, from "The Church of Mercy" by Pope Francis.

 

Pope Francis: Mary is the door to mercy

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at the Basilica of St. Mary Major Jan. 1, 2016.  These are some of his remarks at that service.

 

The Virgin Mary's Struggles

If we want to be holy, the Virgin Mary should have an integral role in our spiritual life; but sometimes, perhaps, you might ​think you cannot relate to the Blessed Mother because she was immaculately conceived and didn’t have to struggle with sin as we do.  In this video, Fr. Mike shares how even though ​Mary ​did not struggle with sin, she still had her own unique struggle that we can relate to when we are seeking holiness

 

The Immaculate Conception Explained

Did you know that Mary actually did know her child would save the world?  In fact, she was saved around forty-seven years before Jesus died.  Fr. Mike Schmitz simplifies the complex theology behind the Immaculate Conception in this video.  Using a clever analogy or two, he demonstrates how Scripture alludes to the fact that Mary was immaculately conceived, and he explains why this solemnity is so important to the Church.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

 

Mary - USCCB

Frequently Asked Questions about the Blessed Virgin Mary - USCCB

Who Were Mary’s parents? What Do We Know About Them? - bustedhalo.com

Who Wrote the Hail Mary Prayer? - bustedhalo.com

Mary Trivia and Answers - funtrivia.com

How did Mary know that Jesus was God and could perform a miracle at Cana? - bustedhalo.com

What Does the Solemnity of Mary Mean? - bustedhalo.com

11 questions answered about Mary - Our Sunday Visitor

Where did the title “Madonna” come from for Mary? - bustedhalo.com

What do we know about Mary’s actual labor and delivery of Jesus? - bustedhalo.com

Was Mary of the House of David or just Joseph? - bustedhalo.com

Did St Joseph leave Mary after Jesus entered public life? - bustedhalo.com

Marian Resources from Loyola Press.  This has many, many resources for all ages, including inter-generational resources.  There are activities for Marian Celebrations and Feast Days, Information about Mary, Marian Prayers, Marian Activities, Information on The Rosary: Prayers and Mysteries, and more!

What does the title Mary, Help of Christians mean, and where does it come from? - bustedhalo.com

How many times does Mary speak in the Bible? - bustedhalo.com

Why Does Mary Visit Her Cousin Elizabeth? - bustedhalo.com

Marian Feasts, information about the many Feasts associated with Mary - RCL Benziger, our book publisher

Marian Resource Roundup - stumblingtowardsainthood.com

Why is Mary Known as the Queen of Heaven? - bustedhalo.com

Do Catholics believe that Mary is the co-savior of the world? - bustedhalo.com

We don’t hear much about Mary after Jesus died. How do we know what happened to her? - bustedhalo.com

Mary, Mother of God Activities - Sadlier

How did the Rosary become associated with Mary? - bustedhalo.com

May Crowning Activities - thereligionteacher.com

The Marian Glossary, words associated with Mary - USCCB

Mary, Mother of God, quotes about Mary - Jesuitresource.org

What do other Christians believe about Mary? - bustedhalo.com

Is the song “Mary, Did You Know?” against the teaching of the Catholic Church? - bustedhalo.com