The Life of Mary: Sacred Scripture: Annunciation

Bible Meditations on Mary

Bertrand Buby, SM


Votive Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent

  1. The Blessed Virgin Mary, Chosen Daughter of Israel
  2. The Blessed Virgin Mary and Annunciation of the Lord
  3.  The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Life of Mary: Sacred Scripture: New Testament Elements: Annunciation

The Life of Mary: Nativity, Epiphany, Flight to Egypt


O'Antiphons -- 17 - 23 December

The O'Antiphons were composed by the eighth century.

O'Antiphon IV: Jesus is Key of David

What does the title, Virgen de la O, signify?

The designation "do" or "Virgen de la O" has liturgical origins. It refers to the so called O-antiphons (Vespers) sung during the latter part of Advent.

Litany to Jesus in the Womb of Mary

Christmas Novena

Father Charles Vachetta, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate in Turin, Italy, wanted to give his parishioners something special for the Advent of 1721....

Why does a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary go from home to home in some communities?

The origin of this custom is the so-called shelter seeking, that is the holy family on their way to Bethlehem, seeking a shelter where they could stay for the night ...


Nativity Scenes

Exhibits, Introduction to Nativity Sets. Various Displays, Friends of the Creche, permanent displays around the world and United States

La nativité

Canadian stamps showing the Nativity Date: 11/03/1976 Scott: 699; Y&T: 617


Alma Redemptoris Mater

Marian Antiphon for Advent

Music for Advent

Lists of music, hymnals and texts for the Advent season


Advent Poetry


God Still Comes: A Meditative Journey Through Advent

Includes reflections on: A Cycle of Love, The Tent, The Land, The Temple, The Womb, The Heart

Mary Page Advent Calendar

A Collection of Resources: Hebrew Testament Reflections, O'Antiphons
Masses for Advent from the Collection of Masses in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reflection on Nativity Scenes

Re-creating the scene of Christ's birth is one of the most tender and enduring Christmas traditions...

The Jesse Tree

Sometimes called the root of Jesse or radix Jesse in Latin, the Jesse tree is a visual representation of Jesus' genealogy which dates back to the father of David who was Jesse.

The "Merciless" Magnificat

As the day of Christ's birth draws near, our journey through Advent becomes ever more Marian. Indeed, the scripture texts of the last week before Christmas are a liturgical illustration...



Index of Christmas Videos

Can be borrowed from the Marian Library




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