The Year of Faith with Mary

In his October 11, 2011 Porta Fidei, an Apostolic letter beginning with the words the "door of faith" (Acts 14:27), Pope Benedict XVI declared a year dedicated to the study and celebration of our faith.  This Year of Faith started on October 11, 2012.  The date chosen commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.  The opening date also corresponds to the twentieth anniversary of the promulgation of Catechism of the Catholic Church on October 11, 1992.  The Year of Faith concludes on November 24, 2013, which is the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. The Year of Faith is intended to contribute to "a renewed conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith, so that the members of the Church will be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord in the world today — capable of leading those many people who are seeking it to the “door of faith".” (Note, 9/10).
 
The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute will participate actively in the renewal of our faith through study and celebration highlighting in particular the presence and role of Our Lady in and for our faith, its deeper understanding and courageous witness. 

 
Our Faith and Mary – A Symposium   The Virtue of Faith: A Bibliography
From July 30–August 1, 2013, the Marian Library/ International Marian Research Institute organized a symposium onthe topic Our Faith and Mary.
With this page we offer to our readers a bibliography on faith beginning with literature on the faith of Mary but including also aspects of faith which pertain to domains such as philosophy, theology, pastoral concerns, and many others.

Mary and the Catechism of the Catholic Church Benedict XVI About Faith
Mary plays a role in the catechism.  You will find information about her person and mission, but also extensive reference to major and minor articles where she is mentioned.
Benedict XVI in his Motu Proprio, Porta Fidei has many ways to characterize the meaning of faith.  Here are some of the most important ones rendered as to their meaning rather than to a literal transcription.

USCCB Family Resources for The Year of Faith Benedict XVI on the Faith of Mary
Suggestions from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for celebrating The Year of Faith as a family.

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 19, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Translation of the address Benedict XVI gave on Dec. 19, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.
John Paul II's Teaching on Mary's Faith Cardinal Bergoglio's Pastoral Letter
Refers to the encyclical Redemptoris Mater by John Paul II.  His weekly audiences in John Paul II, Theotokos Woman, Mother, Disciple: A Catechesis on the Mary, Mother of God (Boston, Pauline Media, 2000) provided additional background.

A translation of the pastoral letter Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) wrote in October 2012 regarding the Year of Faith.
The Year of Faith, The New Evangelization,
And Our Lady — Marian Symposium 2013
 

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin