A Study of Marian Themes in Magisterial Documents©

The Mary Page presents a study of Marian themes in magisterial documents from Vatican II to the present. There are eight themes (see below) and for each theme there is a variety of sub-themes which can be used for homiletic and research purposes. Please click on the theme title below to access the texts.

For a compendium of text sources please see: List of Documents.

The Themes

Mary and God the Father - General
The Father
Daughter of the Father
Immaculate Conception
Holiness
Mother of God
Ever Virgin
Other
Mary and Jesus Christ - General
Jesus
Christ
First/Fully Redeemed of Her Son
Mother of Jesus Christ
Mother as Theotokos (title) Mother of God
Mother as Birth-Giver
Mother as Educator
Handmaid, Associate, Cooperatrix
Disciple
Other
Mary and the Holy Spirit - General
The
Holy
Spirit
Overshadowed by the Spirit (Incarnation)
Fashioned by the Spirit (Her Whole Existence)
Fullness of Grace
Other
Mary and the Church - General
The Church
Member of the Church
Figure and Model of the Church (Symbol, Mirror)
Mother of the Faithful (Spiritual Motherhood)
Mediation and Intercession
Assumption (Eschatological Image)
Mary and the World (Ecumenism)
Orthodox
Reformation Churches
Judaism
Islam
The Person of Mary - General
Mary's
Person
Historical Character (historical versus symbol)
Cultural Background (Jewishness)
Creatureliness (like us!)
Femininity (a woman)
Humanness
Human Personality
Freedom
Knowledge
Human Weakness and Limitations
Human Development
Social Dimension (Mary and Women ...)
Religious Dimension (faith, faith development)
The Life of Mary - General
Mary's
Life
Sacred Scripture: Old Testament Typologies (Daughter of Zion, et al)
New Testament Elements
Annunciation
Visitation (Mary's Service)
Visitation (Elizabeth's Perspective)
Magnificat Song
Nativity, Epiphany, Flight to Egypt
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
The Finding in the Temple and The Hidden Life
Wedding Feast of Cana
Mary and the Relatives of Jesus
Calvary
Pentecost
Book of Revelation
Apocryphal Elements (Fourth/Thirteenth Stations of the Cross, etc.)
Marian Devotion - General
Devotion
to
Mary
Liturgical Expressions
Various Forms of Marian Piety
Marian Apostolate
Pastoral and Catechetical Aspects - General
Teaching
about
Mary
Mary and Prayer in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church"
Mary and the Commandments in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church"
Adaptation/Inculturation
Right Measure/Correctness


© This material has been compiled by M. Jean Frisk.
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