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The Marian Library  publishes information and scholarly works related to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Publications include Marian Library Studies, a journal of original research, and Marian Studies, the proceedings of the yearly meeting of the Mariological Society of America.

A special issue of Marian Library Studies, Mater Fidei et Fidelium, honored Father Théodore Koehler, former director of The Marian Library, and contained 818 pages of essays in five languages by sixty authors from three continents whose research explored many areas of Marian studies.

Art and Spirituality is a series of brief monographs designed to promote personal meditation based on art. Its first issue was Deep Memories: A Marianist Icon, focused on the "Three O'Clock Prayer" that Marianists pray each afternoon.

In addition to providing news about current activities, the Marian Library Newsletter offers notices about new Marian books and important Marian events, as well as information about the Mariological Society of America.


A series of brief monographs for the purpose of promoting
personal meditation based on art.

  • Deep Memories: A Marianist Icon by Johann G. Roten, S.M. [Out of print]
  • Seven Sorrows, Seven Joys: Sonnets in Meditation on Mary's Life by Ann W. Astell and Faith Astell Albert - Cost: $5.00.

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The Marian Library Newsletter is published twice a year, Winter and late Spring. Articles in the newsletter include research on Marian themes, Marian devotions, reviews of outstanding new Marian books, and other information pertinent to The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute.

The Mary Page carries selected articles from previous newsletters. You will find them at:

The Marian Library Newsletter

For the current issue:

The Marian Library Newsletter--Winter 2011-12 [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

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New Series
[ISSN 0076-4434]

Marian Library Studies specializes in works of research on Christ, Mary, and the Church --- as shown in the list of available volumes and highlighted in the following content analysis:

  • Vols. 3, 4 & 5 are indispensable for the study of the Greek homilists of the fifth century.
  • Vols. 11 & 12 study Erasmus' role in the elaboration of a Marian devotion reflective of a shift to the modern age.
  • Vol. 15-16 studies the religious, moral, and social mentality of medieval Christians, analyzing the Marian miracles as expressions of popular piety and as testimony to the beginning of a Christian humanism.
  • Vol. 17/23 is a Festschrift dedicated to Father T. Koehler, S.M., and edited by Father J. Roten, S.M., director of the International Marian Research Institute. This issue gathers some sixty papers written by renowned authors (over eight-hundred pages).
  • Vol. 24 is dedicated to three eminent modern theologians: John Henry Newman, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac.
  • Vol. 25 studies Urs von Balthasar (continuation), the Heart of Mary in the Latin tradition (seventh to sixteenth cent.), and prayers to Mary from a fifteenth/sixteenth-century manuscript.
  • Vol. 26 treats Urs von Balthasar (continuation), Saint Therese, Mary as Servant in the New Creation, Chaucer's Constance and the Sorrowing Mary, Jean de Fecamp and the Pseuso-augustinian De Assumptione, and two previously unknown shrine-madonna statues (Vierges ouvrantes).
  • See below for detailed list

    Volumes available

    • Volume 3 (1971) 265 p., Volume 4 (1972) 355 p. La homiletica mariana griega en el siglo V --Parts I and II by Roberto CARO, S.I. Volume 5 (1973) 212 p. La homiliteca mariana griega en el siglo V-- Part III by Roberto CARO, S.I. De B.M.V., Immaculata Conceptione Quodlibet XII-XIV saec. by Antonius SAMARITANI. (3-vol. set)
    • Volume 7 (1975) 330 p. La Salette, Bibliographie by Jean STERN, M.S. Les publications de la Grande Congrégation Académique de Molsheim by Louis SCHLAEFLI.
    • Volume 9 (1977) 230 p., 30 p. of plates. Los origenes del Misterio de Elche by Gonzalo GIRONES. Le Mystere de la mort de Marie dans l'économie du salut. Au-delà du fait, le sens by Bertrand De MARGERIE, S.J. Die Schreinmadonna by Christoph BAUMER. La plus ancienne image pieuse de Notre Dame du Schauenberg by Louis SCHLAEFLI.
    • Volume 10 (1978) 208 p. Chromatius of Aquileia, Marian Ecclesiologist by Vincent VASEY, S.M. Tradition and dramatization by Théodore KOEHLER, S.M. Notre-Dame dans Le Chastel Perilleux by Marie BRISSON. Esposizione sopra l'orazione della Vergine by Girolamo SAVONAROLA. The Prayers of the Saints (Seventeenth-century Views) by A. M. ALLCHIN. "La Voix de Notre-Dame de Chartres" by Joseph F. BYRNES.
    • Volume 11 (1979) 271 p., Volume 12 (1980) 270 p. Erasmi corpus mariologicum -- Part I and Part II by Joaquin Maria ALONSO, C.M.F. (2-vol. set)
    • Volume 13-14 (1981-82) 648 p. Maria nell'omelia sulla generazione di Cristo (San Basilio) by Luigi GAMBERO, S.M. Greek Patristic Exegesis (Late-fourth, Early-fifth C.) on the Incarnation and Mary by Bertrand BUBY, S.M. Marie dans la catéchese du XVIe siecle by Jean-Marie SALGADO, O.M.I. Exégese, tradition, catéchese by Théodore KOEHLER, S.M.
    • Volume 15-16 (1983-84) 733 p. Les collections de miracles de la Vierge en gallo et ibéro-roman au 13e siecle by Paule V. BETEROUS.
    • Volume 24 (1992-95) 268 p. Im Zeichen der Ellipse. Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theologische Anthropologie by Johann G. ROTEN, S.M. Newman's Use of Sacred Scripture in Texts on the Incarnation and Mary by John F. BRITT. To a Great Servant of the Church: Henri Cardinal de Lubac by Théodore KOEHLER, S.M.
    • Volume 25 (1996-1997) 216p. Erlöstes und Unerlöstes Paradox oder Balthasar's Leiden um das "tiefliegende Wahre" by Johann G. ROTEN, S.M. The Heart of Mary in the Latin Tradition: From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century by Théodore A. KOEHLER, S.M. Oraisons à Notre Dame d'après un manuscrit du Xve - XVIe siècles by Marie BRISSON.
    • Volume 26 (1998-2000) 308p. Analogie und Mysterium.Zur Begründung: "Das Hindurschschauen ist das Entscheidende" by Johann G. ROTEN, S.M. Under the Veil of the Virgin: The Gradually Developing Relationship of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face to the Blessed Virgin Mary by Christopher R. ARMSTRONG. Mary, the Servant of God, in a Renewed Marian Theology Based on the New Creation by Walter T. BRENNAN, O.S.M. Chaucer's Constance and the Sorrowing Mary: The Man of Law's Tale (MLT), 841-854 by Robert M. Correale. Jean de Fécamp et le De Assumptione pseudo-Augustinien by Georges BAVAUD. Vierges Ouvrantes non cataloguées. Note au sujet d'une dévotion oubliée. by Théodore A. KOEHLER, S.M.
    • Volume 27 (2005-2006) 364 p. In Memoriam Father Théodore A. Koehler, S.M. (ed. Johann G. ROTEN, S.M.). Maria im Volksgut des Wallis by Johann G. ROTEN, S.M. Jesus Christ Crucified and Gentle Mary: Salvation and Mary in the Life and Writings of Catherine of Siena by Denis Vincent WISEMAN, O.P.


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    ISSN 0464-9680

    See below for titles

    Marian Studies is the journal--the proceedings of the annual national meeting--of the Mariological Society of America. The Mariological Society of America (MSA) is a Catholic theological association dedicated to studying and making known the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the mystery of Christ and the Church and in the history of salvation. Through its annual meeting and its publication, Marian Studies, the Society seeks to promote original research in Marian doctrine and devotion.  A detailed table of contents for each issue is also available on our MSA page.

    The meeting is held each year in late May. Marian Studies is usually available by the end of the year.

    BACK ISSUES still available at the following rates--
    Pre-1990 back issues: $6.00 each (U.S.), $7.00 each (Foreign)

    Vol./Yr. -- Content Highlights
    (Every issue has "A Survey of Recent Mariology.")
    • 29: 1978. Mother of Unity; BVM & contemporary challenges; NT roots to the Theotokos; patristic writers on New Eve
    • 30: 1979. Mary's preservative redemption; Mariology of N. Cabasilas; critique of Marian counterfactual formulae
    • 31: 1980. Mary in Hans Urs von Balthasar; Marian devotion of Paul VI; Mary's Virginity and Church on chastity
    • 32: 1981. Mary in NT Christologies; Mary's intercession--a reappraisal; Marian devotion in sixteenth-century Latin America
    • 35: 1984. Mary and recent ecclesiology; Mary as model of Ecclesia orans; BVM in faith, revelation, devotion; St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort
    • 38: 1987. Mary in Latin American liberation theologies; the Magnificat; Mary and missions today; BVM and seventeenth-century Anglican divines
    • 39: 1988. Marian devotion of John Paul II; ecumenical aspects of Redemptoris Mater; Mary and women in light of RM
    • 40: 1989. Mary and the Trinity in the Liturgical Year; BVM in Liturgy, 1963-88; Mary in Liturgy of the Hours; Marian devotions in and beyond Marialis cultus

    Issues from 1990 to 1995: $12.00 each (U.S. and Foreign)

    Vol./Yr. -- Content Highlights
    (Every issue has "A Survey of Recent Mariology.")
    • 41: 1990. Newman on BVM and Christian unity; Mary in the Mysteries of Christ: Advent to Baptism of the Lord
    • 42: 1991. J. B. Carol [d. 1 April 1990]; Custos redemptoris [John Paul II on St. Joseph]; Mary in the Mysteries of Christ: Lent and Easter Season
    • 43: 1992. O. L. of Guadalupe as evangelizer; Fr. J. B. Carol's Mariology and scholarly achievements; Mary in the Mysteries of Christ: Ordinary Time
    • 44: 1993. Theme: Mary and Popular Devotion: Revelation, Marian devotion, and Popular Piety in Conversation; discerning the miraculous; Fatima after seventy-five years; O. L. of Guadalupe
    • 45: 1994. Theme: Mary and Religious Education: BVM in the new Catechism, in the formation of Christians, in the catechetical movement; Marian images in popular devotion, in hymnody; two surveys: Mary and youth, teaching on Mariology.
    • 46: 1995. Theme: Faith, Mary, Culture: Jewish background to life of the BVM; images of Mary in popular American periodicals, 1900-60; significance of the discipleship of Mary for Asian-Americans; Mary in Latin American culture in the U.S.

    Issues from 1996 to 2008:
    U.S.A. -- Individual: $15.00 ----- Institutional: $18.00
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    Vol./Yr. -- Content Highlights
    (Every issue has "A Survey of Recent Mariology.")
    • 47: 1996. Theme: Marian Spirituality and the Interreligious Dialogue: the Millennium (woman, Son, fullness of time); symbols, world religion, and the NT figure of Mary; Mary in the breadth and scope of the interreligious dialogue; Maria-Kannon (Mary in Buddhist guise); Mary's maternal love in Hindu devotionalism; sources for the Marian references in the Qur'an; influence of the BVM on Christian and world cultures.
    • 48: 1997. Theme: The Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Icon of the Church, Intercessor: Ecumenical Perspectives: Conversion and ecumenism; Toward the Great Jubilee 2000: Mary and Christian Unity; Mary: intercessor, one with us, witness and model; BVM and the Baroque Image; Ecumenical portrait of Mary in today's America; Ecumenical perspectives on "Ut unum sint."
    • 49: 1998. Theme: The Virgin Mary in Art.
    • 50: 1999. Theme: Magnificat: Remembrance and Praise--The Mariological Society of America 1949-1999 (Note: This is a special fiftieth anniversary issue.)
    • 51: 2000. Theme: With the Mother of the Lord, on Pilgrimage to the New Millennium.
    • 52: 2001. Theme: The Marian Dimension of Christian Spirituality: Historical Perspectives I. The Early Period
    • 53: 2002. Theme: The Marian Dimension of the Christian Life II. The Middle Period
    • 54: 2003. Theme: The Marian Dimension of Christian Spirituality: III. The nineteenth and twentieth Centuries.
    • 55: 2004. Theme: The Immaculate Conception: Calling and Destiny.
    • 56: 2005 Theme: Mary, Eschatalogical Icon of the Church.
    • 57: 2006 Theme: Theotokos, Mother of All People.
    • 58: 2007 Theme: The Virginity of Mary. In preparation.
    • 59: 2008 Theme: The Cooperation of the Virgin Mary in Redemption. In preparation.
    • 60: 2009 Theme: Telling Mary's Story: The 'Life of Mary' through the Ages. In preparation.

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    A resource trilogy for studies on Mary in Scripture, excellent for higher level textbook studies. Author: Rev. Bertrand Buby, S.M.

    • Mary of Galilee, Volume I: Mary in the New Testament
    • Mary of Galilee, Volume II: Woman of Israel--Daughter of Zion
    • Mary of Galilee, Volume III: Mary in the Apocrypha
    Cost: Volume I = $11.95; Volume II = $17.95; Volume III = $19.95

    The trilogy above is for sale at and through The Marian Library.  Father Buby has also published:

    With a Listening Heart: Biblical and Spiritual Reflections on the Psalms - $16.95

    A Journey Through Revelation: A Message for the Millennium - $14.95

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    Can be purchased at your local bookstore:
    Published by Alba House, New York, ISBN: 0-8189-0692-8


    Also note the availability of The Mother of the Lord: Memory, Presence, Hope ($14.95),
    a text from the Pontifical International Marian Academy (PAMI) on the questions facing Mariology today.
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