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'Mater Ecclesiae': History, Theology, And Consequences, Johann G. Roten May 2015

'Mater Ecclesiae': History, Theology, And Consequences, Johann G. Roten

Marian Studies

Ecclesiology involves an ongoing study of the Church that will be fruitful for understanding its present only if one explores the Church’s past in search of the future. The ecclesiology of the mid-twentieth century rediscovered the close relationship between Mary and the Church, culminating in the title and the reality of Mater Ecclesiae (Mary, Mother of the Church).


Mary, Spouse Of Joseph, Model For Married Life, Joseph Arias May 2015

Mary, Spouse Of Joseph, Model For Married Life, Joseph Arias

Marian Studies

Broadly, I propose to respond to the following question: What does the unique spousal relationship of Mary and Joseph have to teach families and individuals about the nature of marriage and conjugal love, especially in Christian marriage? While the circumstances of their particular relationship and calling might seem too extraordinary to appear relevant for recent thinking about marriage and family life, I will argue that it is precisely in view of the unique features of their spousal relationship that Mary and Joseph can be appreciated as exemplary for married life, even in modern times.


Mary, Mother And Model For Family Life In The Thought Of Chiara Lubich And The Experience Of The Focolare Movement, Edward L. Looney May 2015

Mary, Mother And Model For Family Life In The Thought Of Chiara Lubich And The Experience Of The Focolare Movement, Edward L. Looney

Marian Studies

Flourishing in the Church prior to and following the Second Vatican Council were ecclesial movements such as Focolare, Communion and Liberation, and Schoenstatt. Founded by charismatic leaders, a particular characteristic of each is their unique expression of Marian devotion. Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement, recognized Mary as the Mother and Model of the movement, and encouraged members to become repetitions of Mary in the world. The writings of Lubich lend themselves to the discovery of a familial spirituality, applicable to members and non-members of the movement alike. Elements of the derived familial spirituality include: imitation of the Holy ...


Mary As The Model Of Faithful Love For Families, Spouses, And Consecrated Persons, Robert L. Fastiggi May 2015

Mary As The Model Of Faithful Love For Families, Spouses, And Consecrated Persons, Robert L. Fastiggi

Marian Studies

This essay will explore Mary as the exemplar of holiness for the faithful in the various states of life. In a special way, it will draw upon the insights of St. John Paul II (1920–2005).


International Academic Marian Bibliography 2014-2015, Thomas A. Thompson May 2015

International Academic Marian Bibliography 2014-2015, Thomas A. Thompson

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Arthur W. Clinton Jr. Scholarships And Awards, Mariological Society Of America May 2015

Arthur W. Clinton Jr. Scholarships And Awards, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Instructions For Ordering The Printed Version, Mariological Society Of America May 2015

Instructions For Ordering The Printed Version, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Cover, Title Page, Table Of Contents, Mariological Society Of America May 2015

Cover, Title Page, Table Of Contents, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Mary And Catechesis: Transmission Of The Faith And Christian Initiation In/By The Family, M. Jean Frisk May 2015

Mary And Catechesis: Transmission Of The Faith And Christian Initiation In/By The Family, M. Jean Frisk

Marian Studies

This presentation is built on my own catechizing experience and on the extensive research behind my STL thesis that shows the place of Mary in catechetical materials from the mid-1950s to the turn of the millennium. It is intended to provide scholars of Mary with an overview of the catechetical side of current Marian trends in the United States and, ultimately, to the Marian content in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (July 2006, fourth printing, September 2000), and to the current efforts to train catechetical leaders nationally and on the local levels of diocese and parish.


Maria 'Lactans' In Depictions Of The Holy Family, Cecelia Dorger May 2015

Maria 'Lactans' In Depictions Of The Holy Family, Cecelia Dorger

Marian Studies

Scholarly literature about Western Art is silent on the iconographic inclusion of the Virgin nursing the Christ Child in images of the Holy Family. This paper explores two interpretations of Mary nursing in Holy Family scenes and how the Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on the Family (2015-16) elucidates God’s plan for the family as revealed in these depictions.


The Mother Of Fair Love: The Beauty Of The Ever-Virgin For The Vocations Of Christian Life, Kevin Clarke May 2015

The Mother Of Fair Love: The Beauty Of The Ever-Virgin For The Vocations Of Christian Life, Kevin Clarke

Marian Studies

The beauty of the Virgin-Mother gives spiritual life to her children. In that regard, this article will explore the writings of some of the Church Fathers, the Marian psalter attributed to St. Bonaventure, and the theology-of-the-body audiences of Pope St. John Paul II to show how Mary is mother of the spiritual life and the exemplar of the life of the elect.

"I am the mother of fair love, and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope: I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children which are named of him." (Sirach 24:18)


Mary And The Domestic Church, M. Danielle Peters May 2015

Mary And The Domestic Church, M. Danielle Peters

Marian Studies

Lumen Gentium (LG) 11 acknowledges: “The family is, so to speak, the domestic Church.” The Instrumentum Laboris (IL) of the Synod of Bishops, dealing with “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization,” refers five times to the family as domestic Church. The concluding prayer of the IL asks the Holy Family of Nazareth to “grant that our families, too, may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.” This paper seeks:

  • To explore the notion of the family as domestic church or Church in miniature;
  • To make a contribution ...


Editor's Preface, Thomas A. Thompson May 2014

Editor's Preface, Thomas A. Thompson

Marian Studies

The 65th annual meeting of the Mariological Society of America took place, May 20–23, 2014, at Viterbo University (La Crosse, Wisconsin). The program, entitled “Forty Years after Marialis Cultus: Retrieval or Renewal,” was devoted to this significant document on Marian devotion issued by Paul VI in 1974. We were welcomed to the Diocese of La Crosse by Bishop Patrick Callahan: “For forty years,” he noted, “Pope Paul VI’s Apostolic Exhortation Marialis Cultus has led us deeper in the worship and love of God through the Blessed Virgin Mary, His chosen Vessel of Honor. … My prayer is that your ...


Marian 'Spiritual Attitude' And Marian Piety, Patricia A. Sullivan May 2014

Marian 'Spiritual Attitude' And Marian Piety, Patricia A. Sullivan

Marian Studies

As Marialis Cultus would seem to assert, ideally Marian spirituality and Marian devotion are united, yet they are distinct. Pope Paul VI wrote of a Marian “spiritual attitude” that Mary is “a most excellent exemplar of the Church in the order of faith, charity and perfect union with Christ, that is, of that interior disposition with which the Church, the beloved spouse, closely associated with her Lord, invokes Christ and through Him worships the eternal Father.” Humble handmaid of the Lord (Lk. 1:38), she is “a teacher of the spiritual life for individual Christians.” Of “exercises of piety,” constituting ...


The Contributions Of Leo Cardinal Scheffczyk To Mariology After Vatican Ii, Emery De Gaál May 2014

The Contributions Of Leo Cardinal Scheffczyk To Mariology After Vatican Ii, Emery De Gaál

Marian Studies

The shortest way to introduce Leo Scheffczyk (1920–2005) to an American theological audience is probably to state that he is “the European Avery Dulles.” Such a generalization is incorrect and yet contains a kernel of truth. At the same consistory in 2001, both master theologians were created cardinals by St. John Paul II. It is also most indicative of their contributions to theology that this date coincided with the 200th birthday of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801–90), who informed their thinking in central ways. Incidentally, this was also Scheffczyk’s eighty-first birthday. In addition, both were prolific ...


Pope Paul Vi And Ignacio Maria Calabuig: The Virgin Mary In The Liturgy And The Life Of The Church, Thomas A. Thompson May 2014

Pope Paul Vi And Ignacio Maria Calabuig: The Virgin Mary In The Liturgy And The Life Of The Church, Thomas A. Thompson

Marian Studies

On this fortieth anniversary of Marialis Cultus, we wish to commemorate Paul VI and Ignacio Calabuig, both of whom made singular contributions to implementing Vatican II’s directives for the reform and strengthening of Marian devotion in the liturgy, or, as expressed at Vatican II, who collaborated “that devotion to the Virgin Mary, especially in the liturgy, be generously fostered” (LG 67). Here a brief introduction presents Paul VI and Ignacio Calabuig and their views on Marian devotion and liturgy; a description of the causes for the postconciliar Marian crisis follows. Their collaborative response is found in Paul VI’s ...


Feminist And New Feminist Perspectives On Mary: Renewal Or Retrieval?, Gloria Falcão Dodd May 2014

Feminist And New Feminist Perspectives On Mary: Renewal Or Retrieval?, Gloria Falcão Dodd

Marian Studies

Combining the idea of a priest’s spiritual marriage to the Church and Pope Paul VI’s title for Mary as Mother of the Church, Pope Francis joked with a group of seminarians: “If you don’t go to Our Lady as Mother, you certainly will have her as a mother-in-law! And this isn’t good.” In the midst of the many changes after Vatican Council II, Paul VI had observed the need to prevent misunderstandings, such as viewing Our Lady as a mother-in-law rather than a mother, or diminishing Marian devotion. Therefore, Paul VI wrote his 1974 encyclical, Marialis ...


The Marian Spirituality Of 'Lumen Gentium' And The Renewal Of Marian Devotion In The Church Today, Mary Mccaughey May 2014

The Marian Spirituality Of 'Lumen Gentium' And The Renewal Of Marian Devotion In The Church Today, Mary Mccaughey

Marian Studies

While Marian devotion is alive today, its contemporary expression differs from the form it took before the Second Vatican Council and has developed since. My paper will explore the present state of Marian devotion—forty years after the publication of Marialis Cultus by Pope Paul VI, and fifty years after the Second Vatican Council—and consider how the form of devotion that exists today, understood with reference to the ecclesiology of Lumen Gentium, might better be interpreted as a Marian spirituality. While some might disagree that there is such a concept as a Marian Spirituality at all, my paper will ...


Servant Of God Patrick Peyton, Csc: Renewal Of Marian Devotion In Light Of Vatican Ii And 'Marialis Cultus', Laetitia Rhatigan May 2014

Servant Of God Patrick Peyton, Csc: Renewal Of Marian Devotion In Light Of Vatican Ii And 'Marialis Cultus', Laetitia Rhatigan

Marian Studies

Article details the efforts of Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, to have the family and family prayer included in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and to bring the Family Rosary to homes in America.


Marian Coredemption As An Impetus To Marian Devotion, Arthur Burton Calkins May 2014

Marian Coredemption As An Impetus To Marian Devotion, Arthur Burton Calkins

Marian Studies

While the conciliar teaching had benefited from developments that had taken place in biblical, patristic, liturgical and ecclesiological studies since the First Vatican Council, it had still to convey the Church’s magisterial teaching on Our Lady, which had been handed on and enriched under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. On the one hand, the papal magisterium from the time of Blessed Pius IX onwards had continued developing the teaching about Mary’s active collaboration in the work of the redemption and Pius XI had publicly used the term “Coredemptrix” to describe this role. On the other hand, there ...


Arthur W. Clinton Jr. Scholarships And Awards, Mariological Society Of America May 2014

Arthur W. Clinton Jr. Scholarships And Awards, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

Information on the Arthur W. Clinton Jr. Awards and Scholarships


Printed Version: Marian Studies, Vol. 65 (2014), Thomas A. Thompson May 2014

Printed Version: Marian Studies, Vol. 65 (2014), Thomas A. Thompson

Marian Studies

All articles appearing in Volume LXV (Volume 65), 2014, are openly available for download free of charge from the journal's website. Those who wish to have a printed version may purchase one from the designated distributor, Lulu Press.


International Academic Marian Bibliography 2013-2014, Thomas A. Thompson May 2014

International Academic Marian Bibliography 2013-2014, Thomas A. Thompson

Marian Studies

This bibliography was compiled using the resources of the Marian Library.


Anthropological Aspects Of Marian Devotion For The Formation Of The 'Feminine Genius', Danielle Peters May 2014

Anthropological Aspects Of Marian Devotion For The Formation Of The 'Feminine Genius', Danielle Peters

Marian Studies

It is commonly accepted that devotio, as an act of virtue of religion and distinguished from devotional practices, implies a stable interior disposition and readiness to serve God joyfully and generously. Accordingly, authentic Marian devotion equips heart, mind and will to be receptive for a deeper understanding and fulfillment of God’s ways in imitation and through the intercession of Our Lady. Marialis Cultus, 34, denotes that “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin must also pay close attention to certain findings of the human sciences.”

Forty years after Marialis Cultus (MC) and twenty-five years after St. John Paul II’s Apostolic ...


St. Louis De Montfort: Priest Of Jesus Christ And Preacher Of True Devotion To Mary, Frederick L. Miller May 2014

St. Louis De Montfort: Priest Of Jesus Christ And Preacher Of True Devotion To Mary, Frederick L. Miller

Marian Studies

In this paper, I shall focus on St. Louis de Montfort, the Priest, and on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role in his life and preaching. Montfort’s incorporation of Mary into his preaching of the Gospel, in my estimation, is important for all seminarians and priests engaged in active ministry. St. Louis de Montfort is also the special patron of the Legion of Mary, which remains among the largest apostolic movements in the Church. Not only does his teaching provide the specific spirituality for the Legion of Mary, but his zeal as a missionary has molded members of the ...


The Role Of The Blessed Virgin Mary In The New Evangelization In The Writings Of Blessed John Paul Ii, Christopher Gillespie Jan 2013

The Role Of The Blessed Virgin Mary In The New Evangelization In The Writings Of Blessed John Paul Ii, Christopher Gillespie

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


International Academic Marian Bibliography 2012-2013, Thomas A. Thompson Jan 2013

International Academic Marian Bibliography 2012-2013, Thomas A. Thompson

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Front Cover, Mariological Society Of America Jan 2013

Front Cover, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Title Page, Mariological Society Of America Jan 2013

Title Page, Mariological Society Of America

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.


Mission, Evangelization, And The Blessed Virgin Mary Today, James Phalan Jan 2013

Mission, Evangelization, And The Blessed Virgin Mary Today, James Phalan

Marian Studies

No abstract provided.