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Christmas and The Solemnity of Mary's Divine Motherhood

Christmas and The Solemnity of Mary's Divine Motherhood

– Compiled under the direction of Father Johann Roten, S.M.

This index of material included in the All About Mary website, brings together resources that pertain to the Christmas season as well as the Solemnity of Mary's Divine Motherhood which occurs on January 1. Additional resources may also be available by using the provided search tools.

Mary's Life

See: Magisterial Documents: The Life of Mary

See: Bible Meditations on Mary


Votive Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Excerpts from the introductions to the following votive Masses taken from the Collection of Marian Masses.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Epiphany of the Lord
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of the Lord
Our Lady of Nazareth
Our Lady of Cana
See: Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Which are the Marian feast days?
There are many Marian feast days celebrated in the Catholic Church, but the principal ones are the Solemnity of Mary, the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, the Annunciation, the Assumption, and the Immaculate Conception. The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, is the oldest Marian feast of the Church of Rome. See: Feast Days List

Magisterial Documents

The Life of Mary: Sacred Scripture – See: Magisterial Documents: The Life of Mary


See: Litany of the Infant Jesus

See: Rosaries and Chaplets: Various Kinds


Nativity sets from around the world – see: Marian Library Crèche Collection


See: Music for Christmas


See: Christmas Poetry


See: Christmas Meditation
Includes the themes: The Yes and the Present, Genealogy and Broken Life Patterns, The Christ Child, The Word and the Words, "Epiphany" East and West, The Heart of Mary

Saint Luke's Gospel contrasts the splendor of the angels' announcement to the shepherds with the lowliness of Jesus in the manger. See: Gospel of Luke, Nativity Passage Commentary

Image shown: Adoration of the Shepherds, Antonio Balestra (1666-1740)

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