The Virgin Mary is one of the most ubiquitous figures in Western history and religion, and simultaneously one of the most complex. This page seeks to provide further resources to help understand the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Major Marian Feast Days

January 1:Mother of God
February 2:Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
March 25:The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
May 1:Mary, Queen of Heaven
 May 31:Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 August 15:Feast of the Assumption
 September 8:Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 November 21:Presentation of Mary at the Temple
 December 8:Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Mary: Mirror of the Church. Cantalamessa, Raniero.
Trans. Frances Lonergan Villa. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1992.

Mary in the Church: A Selection of Teaching Documents. Kennedy, Arthur, ed.
Washington D.C.:  UCCB, 2003.

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

Marian Doctrine and Devotion. Image and Typology in the Patristic and Medieval Periods. Reynolds, Brian K.
New York:  New City Press, 2012.

The Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary. Rubin, Miri.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. Warner, Marina.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1976.


The Marian App, created by the Marians of the Immaculate Conception:

The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton:

The National Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception:

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