Marian Resources

Marian Resources

Mary has a unique and privileged place in salvation history and in the Church. Because she responded yes to becoming the Mother of God, she is our first model of discipleship and our model of grace and trust in God.

The Story of Mary

Download The Story of Mary Book (PDF)

Intergenerational Event about Mary

Mary: The Yes That Changed the World

Marian Activities

Blessed by God

Hail Mary Scramble

Learning to Say Yes

Mary, Mother of Sorrows

Mary Name

Mary Prays for Us

Praying the Hail Mary with Actions

We Pray Mary’s Prayer

Marian Celebrations and Feast Days

May Crowning: A Reflection on a Marian Celebration

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Rosary: Prayers and Mysteries

Praying the Rosary

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary as a Tool for Meditation

Other Marian Prayers

Hail Mary

Memorare

Hail, Holy Queen

Magnificat

Act of Consecration to Mary

The Angelus

For My Mother: A Child's Prayer

A Journey with Mary and Joseph: A Child's Prayer

More Information about Mary

God Chose Mary

Mary's Holiness

According to Your Will: Mary's “Yes” and Ours

Additional Resources about Mary and the Rosary

 Mary Mother of Jesus Mary, Mother of Jesus   A Book of Marian Prayers
 

Mary, The Compassionate Mother

Also available in Spanish

 

Mary: Jesus' Mother—and Ours

Also available in Spanish

  The Rosary: A Path into Prayer   The Complete Rosary
 

Mary and the Saints
(Catholic Basics series)

Also available in Spanish

  Poster: The Rosary
  Poster: Hail Mary      

Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception is the doctrine that Mary was preserved free from original sin from the first moment of her conception. Prior to the Middle Ages, there was no discussion of this idea. When the idea was suggested, prominent theologians, including Saints Anselm and Thomas Aquinas, opposed it.

Gradually, however, the idea took hold, and the 16th-century Council of Trent excluded Mary when it talked about original sin. On December 8, 1854, Blessed Pope Pius IX defined the Immaculate Conception as a dogma of the Catholic Church. Eight years earlier, the bishops of the United States had chosen Mary under the title of her Immaculate Conception to be patroness of their country. Thirty-one dioceses in the United States have adopted Mary of the Immaculate Conception as their patroness. Today the largest Catholic church in the Americas is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.