Marian devotions

Marian devotions
   This term refers to a variety of expressions of popular piety that honor Mary, the Mother of God. Throughout Christian history, the Virgin Mary has been venerated in many different places: Czestochowa, Fatima, Guadalupe, Knock, Lourdes, and so on. In each of these places, there is an account of a grace-filled encounter of Mary with the local people; such narratives can be interpreted theologically as symbolizing the presence of grace among the poor and marginalized of different times, places, and races.

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  • Marian devotions — Madonna and five angels, Botticelli, c. 1485. A Marian devotion is a gift (total or partial) of oneself, or one s activities to the Virgin Mary. It is a willingness and desire to dedicate oneself to, or venerate her; either in terms of prayers or …   Wikipedia

  • Marian art in the Catholic Church — Our Mother of Perpetual Help, an icon of the Cretan school, in Rome since the 15th century, which has long been a very popular image for Catholics. Reproductions are sometimes displayed in homes or elsewhere. Archangels Michael and Gabriel are… …   Wikipedia

  • Marian apparition — The Vision of St Bernard, by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504 (Uffizi). A Marian apparition is an event in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed to have supernaturally appeared to one or more people. They are often given names based on the town in… …   Wikipedia

  • Marian feast days — Basilica of San Albino, Mesilla, New Mexico (January, 1985). Marian feast days are specific holy days of the liturgical year celebrated by Christians as significant Marian days for the celebration of events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary… …   Wikipedia

  • Marian doctrines of the Catholic Church — The Marian doctrines of the Catholic Church have their foundation in the central teaching of the Council of Ephesus that the Virgin Mary is the Mother of God. Because of this, the Roman Catholic Church has always considered her to be the most… …   Wikipedia

  • Marian litany — Madonna by Filippo Lippi, an example of Marian art A Marian litany, in Christian worship, is a form of prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary used in church services and processions, and consisting of a number of petitions. In the Eastern Church… …   Wikipedia

  • Marian — Contents 1 Christianity 2 Education 3 People 4 Music …   Wikipedia

  • Marian year — The crown inscription reads: Pius XII PM Deiparae Reginae Kal MCMLIV A Mar. Pope Pius XII to the Queen Mother of God, Marian Year 1954 Marian years are decided on and declared exclusively by the Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. In Church… …   Wikipedia

  • Marian papal encyclicals and Apostolic Letters — This article provides a list of Marian papal encyclicals and Apostolic Letters. For a general discussion of papal Mariology and its history, please see the article: Mariology of the popes Madonna and Child, Master of Badia a Isola, c.1300 Marian… …   Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic devotions — For devotions in the Eastern Catholic Churches, refer to the articles on the individual Churches or the corresponding Orthodox Churches. Over 100 million Catholics follow the devotion to Divine Mercy[1] …   Wikipedia