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

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (January 1)

Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11)

Arts & Faith: The Annunciation (March 25; Fourth Week of Advent in Cycle B)

May Crowning: A Reflection on a Marian Celebration

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Day after Pentecost)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16)

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15)

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8)

Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7)

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (November 21)

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8)

Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)

The Rosary: Prayers and Mysteries

Creative Ways to Pray the Rosary

Rediscover the Rosary

The Riches of the Rosary

Reflecting on Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary as a Tool for Meditation

Other Marian Prayers

3-Minute Retreat: God Is Enough

3-Minute Retreat: Nothing Is Impossible for God

3-Minute Retreat: Mary’s Yes

3-Minute Retreat: The First Follower

3-Minute Retreat: Blessed Are You

Hail Mary


Hail, Holy Queen


Act of Consecration to Mary

The Angelus

For My Mother: A Child’s Prayer

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

Regina Caeli

More Information about Mary

The Way of Mary

Marian Devotions—Free Poster

Mary’s Impossible Dream

Mary, You Show Me the Way

Conversing with Mary, Colloquy-Style

10 Tips for Catechists from the Blessed Virgin Mary

God Chose Mary

Mary’s Holiness

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

Facing New and Uncertain Situations Like Mary: A Family Faith-Sharing Guide

Additional Resources about Mary and the Rosary

The Little Office of Jesus and Mary A Book of Marian Prayers

Praying the Rosary
(Loyola Learning Tools)
Hail Mary Accordion Book
(Loyola Learning Tools)

Mary Mother of Jesus Mary, Mother of Jesus

Mary, Our Mother Plush Figure

Mary and the Saints
(Catholic Basics series)

Also available in Spanish

Mary: Jesus' Mother—and Ours
(6 Weeks with the Bible series)

Also available in Spanish

The Rosary: A Path into Prayer The Complete Rosary

Pope Francis on Mary, the Mother of Us All

Vinita Hampton Wright reads an excerpt from The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis.

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.