Marian Poetry Index

The Mary Page has gathered and organized a wide variety of poems about the Virgin Mary.  We hope to show that poetry can be both a reverent and a creative way of giving honor to Our Lady.  Through the years, many Christians have used their literary talents to honor Our Blessed Lady through the art form of poetry.  Poetry is an art that evokes a complex response from the reader or listener based on meaning, sound, and rhythm.  The metrical writing in a poem helps the reader or listener to form a mental picture or an imaginative awareness of the experience presented in the text.  Often, we find that poetry is very effective at tapping into and exploring the rich imagery and symbolism the Church has used to identify Mary.  How appropriate it is, that many poets have chosen the Virgin Mary as their subject! Our presentation of Marian poetry is based on the liturgical season.  Poems are categorized according to seasons like Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.  We also have poems for Holy Days with Marian overtones like the Purification.  Many of the poems are accompanied by pictures so that the highlighted theme capture's the reader's attention.  The poems and pictures were gathered from numerous sources, each of which is footnoted.  We have tried to acknowledge adequately each of our sources.

Polish Poems

May Poetry

Christmas Poetry (2001)

Christmas Poetry (2002)

Christmas Poetry by Virginia Kimball

Advent Poetry (2008) by Virginia Kimball

Advent Poetry (2009) by Virginia Kimball

Lenten Poetic Meditations by Virginia Kimball

Poems for Ordinary Time (2001)

Poems for Ordinary Time (2003)

Irish Marian Poetry

Spanish Marian Poetry (for Holy Week)

Poems Dealing with Marian Apparitions

Poems for the Twelve Months of the 1987-88 Marian Year

Poems for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Poems for Our Lady of Guadalupe

November Poetry

October Poetry

September Poetry

Easter Poetry

Passion Poetry

Stabat Mater

Poetry for the Season of Lent

Candlemas Poetry

Advent Poetry

Thomas Merton's Marian Poetry

John Donne's Marian Poetry

Pier Paolo Pasolini's Marian Poetry

Marian Poetry by Carl Winderl

Carl Winderl's Rosary Poems

Marian Poetry by Father Kilian McDonnell