Brown, Raymond E. Mary in the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1978.

Buby, Bertrand. Mary of Galilee. Vols. 1-3. New York: Alba House, 1994-1996.

Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus. Columbia, S.C.: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1995.

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Jelly, Frederick M. Madonna: Mary in the Catholic Tradition. Huntington, Ind.: Our Sunday Visitor Pub., 1986.

Laurentin, Rene‚. A Short Treatise on the Virgin Mary. Washington, NJ: AMI Press, 1991.

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Dictionary of Mary. New York: Catholic Book Publ. Co., 1985.

O'Carroll, Michael. Theotokos: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1982.

Prevost, Jean-Pierre. Mother of Jesus. Ottawa: Novalis, 1988.

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Ayo, Nicholas. The Hail Mary: a Verbal Icon of Mary. Notre Dame: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1994.

Cunningham, Agnes. The Significance of Mary. Chicago: Thomas More Press, 1988.

McKenna, Megan. Mary: Shadow of Grace. Maryknoll, NY, 1995.

O'Donnell, Christopher. At Worship with Mary. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1988.

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Pelikan, Jaroslav. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1996.

Tavard, George H. The Thousand Faces of the Virgin Mary. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1996.

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Boff, Leonardo. The Maternal Face of God. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Cunneen, Sally. In Search of Mary: the Woman and the Symbol. New York, 1996.

Donnelly, Doris. Mary, Woman of Nazareth. New York: Paulist Press, 1989.

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Gebara, Ivone and Maria Bingemer. Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Poor. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1989.

Maeckelberghe, Els. Desperately Seeking Mary: Feminist Appropriation of a Traditional Religious Symbol. Kampen, The Netherlands: Pharos, 1991.

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Mary in Faith and Life in the New Age of the Church. International Marian Research Institute, Marian Seminar, 1980.

Groeschel, Benedict J. A Still, Small Voice: a Practical Guide on Reported Revelations. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993.

Heintz, Peter. A Guide to Apparitions of our Blessed Virgin Mary. Part I... Twentieth-Century Apparitions. Sacramento: Gabriel Press, 1995.

Zimdars-Swartz, Sandra. Encountering Mary: from La Salette to Medjugorje. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1991.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Lumen Gentium Constitution on the Church

Marialis Cultus For the Right Ordering of Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Redemptoris Mater Mother of the Redeemer

Mulieris Dignitatem On the Dignity of Women

Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church: documents on the Blessed Virgin Mary / introductions by M. Jean Frisk; general editor, Marianne Lorraine Trouvé.  Boston, MA: Pauline Books & Media, c2001. 

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