Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 17 Bibliography

Church Documentation


Studies on Liturgy: Books

Studies on Mary: Books

Studies: Periodicals



Church Documentation

1963, December -- Vatican Council II. Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium, 103. -- 103. In celebrating this annual cycle of Christ's mysteries, the church honors with special love Mary, the Mother of God, who is joined by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her Son. In her the Church holds up and admires the most excellent effect of the redemption and joyfully contemplates, as in a flawless image, that which the Church itself desires and hopes wholly to be.

1964, November 21 -- Vatican Council II. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen gentium, Chapter VIII "De Beata Maria Virgine Deipara In Mysterio Christ et Ecclesiae". "The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, in the Mystery of Christ and the Church", especially 66-67 "The Cult of the Blessed Virgin in the Church."

1964, November 21 -- Vatican Council II. Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis redintegratio, 15.

1965, June 31 -- Consilium. Letter "Le renouveau liturgique" on furthering liturgical reform, 8.

1965, October 21 -- Vatican Council II. Decree on Priestly Formation Optatam totius, 8.

1965, December 7, -- Vatican Council II. Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests Presbyterorum Ordinis, 18.

1966, February 17 -- Paul VI. Poenitemini. Apostolic Letter on Conversion.

1966, September 15 -- Paul VI. Encyclical Chrsiti Matri on the rosary.

1967, June 13 -- Paul VI. Apostolic Exhortation Signum magnum on Mary, Mother on the Church.

1969, February 14 -- Paul VI. Motu Proprio Mysterii paschalis, approving the norms for the liturgical year and the General Calendar.

1969, March 12 -- SC Rites (Consilium), General Norms for the Liturgical year and the Calendar.

8  Celebrations in honor of Mary
15  Marian office on Saturday in Ordinary Time
35f  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1
59, 3 & 7 Table of Liturgical Days

1969, April 6 -- SC Rites (Consilium), General Instruction of the Roman Missal.

234a     Bowing the head at name of Mary

278   Images of Mary in churches

316c   Memorials of Mary

329c   Votive Masses in honor of Mary

1969, October 7 -- Paul VI, apostolic Exhortation Recurrens mensis octobris, on the rosary.

1974, February 2 -- Paul VI, Apostolic Exhortation Marialis cultus, on rightly grounding and increasing Marian devotion. [Read DOL 3896-3945].

2004 February 06   Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission. "Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ." The document will be submitted to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and to the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury together with the Anglican Consultative Council. The commission hopes that the sponsoring bodies will be able to move toward the publication of the document in due course.

Bishop's Committee in the Liturgy. Norms Governing Liturgical Calendars. The Liturgy Documentary Series Number 6. Washington DC: Office of publishing and Promotion Services, USCC, 1884. USCC publication number 928. $6.95 paper.

Code of Canon Law. Book IV, Part III, Title II: Sacred Times (cc 1244-1253). CLSA Commentary, pp 853-855.

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Studies on Liturgy: Books

A.G. Martimort (Editor). The Liturgy and Time, Volume IV of The Church at Prayer. New Edition. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1986. ISBN 0-8146-1366-7.

Adrian Nocent. The Liturgical Year. The Liturgical Press. $35.00. ISBN: 0-8146-0963-5. See individual dates of the Marian celebrations.

Adam. Chapter VIII: The Saints' Feasts in the Liturgical Year. 199-271.

BCL. Study Text 9. Chapter V: Celebrating Mary and the Saints. 65-78.

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Studies on Mary: Books

Berselli, Constante. & Gharib, Georges. Eds. Sing the Joys of Mary: Hymns from the First Millenium of the Eastern and Western Churches. Wilton, Conn.: Morehouse-Barlow Co., Inc., 1982 (1980).

Bonnefoy, Jean-Francois., O.F.M. The Immaculate Conception in the Divine Plan (1958). Trans. by Michael D. Meilach. Patterson, N.J.: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1867.

Brown, Raymond. The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in Matthew and Luke. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1977/

Brown, Raymond. Biblical Reflections on Crises Facing the Church. N.Y.: Paulist Press, 1975.

Brown, Raymond. The Virginal Conception and Bodily Resurrection of Jesus. N.Y.: Paulist Press, 1973.

Brown, R. et al. Mary in the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1978.

Buby, Bertrand., S.M. Mary the Faithful Disciple. N.Y.: Paulist, 1985.

Carroll, Eamon. Understanding the Mother of Jesus. Wilmington, Deleware, 1979.

Cranny, Titus. Is Mary Relevant?: A Commentary on Chapter 8 of LUMEN GENTIUM. N.Y.: Exposition Press, 1970.

Cunningham, Lawrence. Mother of God. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.

Daly, Mary. Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women' s Liberation. Boston: Beacon Press, 1973 (esp. Chs. 2 & 3).

Daly, Mary. The Church and the Second Sex. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1968, pp 61-61; 85-90; 147-165.

Daly, Mary. Gyn / Ecology: The Metaphysics of Radical Feminism. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978, pp 83-89.

Elizondo, Virgil. La Morenita: Evangelizer of the Americas. San Antonio: MAAC, 1980.

Flanagan, Donal. The Theology of Mary. Theolgy Today Series. Hales Corner, Wisc.: Clergy Book Service, 1976.

Graef, Hilda. The Devotion of Our Lady. N.Y.: Hawthorn Books, 1973.

Graef, Hilda. Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion. Vol. I: From the Beginning to the Eve of the Reformation. N.Y.: Sheed & Ward, 1963.

Graef, Hilda. Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion. Vol II: From the Reforamtion to the Present Day. N.Y.: Sheed & Ward, 1965.

Hispanic Bishops of U.S. TheBishops Speak with the Virgin: A Pastoral Letter. San Antonio: MACC, 1981.

Jegen, Carol Frances. Ed. Mary According to Women. Kansas City: Leaven Press, 1985.

Kung, Hans. & Moltmann, Jurgen. Eds. Mary in the Churches. Concilium #168. N.Y.: Seabuty, 1983.

Laurentin, Rene. The Question of Mary (1963). N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1965.

Malone, Mart, T. Who is My Mother?: Rediscovering the Mother of Jesus. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Co. Publishers, 1984.

National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Behold Your Mother. A Pastoral Letter on the Blessed Virgin Mary. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1973.

O'Carroll, Michael. Theotokos: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Wilmington, Delaware, 1982.

Olson, Carl. Ed. The Book of the Goddess Past and Present. N.Y.: Crossroad, 1985 (Ch. 7).

O'Meara, Thomas. Mary in Protestant and Catholic Theology. N.Y.: Sheed & Ward, 1966.

Paul VI, Pope. Marialis Cultus: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Washington, D.C.: USCC, 1974.

Phillips, John, A. Eve: The History of an Idea. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984.

Rahner, Karl. Mary Mother of the Lord: Theological Meditations (1962). N.Y.: Herder & Herder, 1963.

Ramirez, Ricardo. Fiesta, Worship and Family: Essays on Mexican American Perception of Liturgy and Family Life. San Antonio: MACC, 1981.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Mary -- The Feminine Face of the Church. Philidelphia: The Westminister Press, 1977.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Sexism and God Talk: Toward a Feminst Theolgy (Ch. 6).

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Womanguides: Readings Toward a Feminist Theology. Boston: Beacon Press, 1985 (See Index for Marian refs.).

Schillebeeckx, Edward. Mary, Mother of the Redemption. N.Y.: Sheed & Ward, 1964.

Semmelroth, Otto. Mary Archetype of the Church. N.Y.: Sheed & Ward, 1963.

Sherwood, Polycarp. Byzantine Mariology. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Stacpoole, Alberic. Ed. Mary's Place in Christian Dialogue. Wilton, Conn.: Moewhouse-Barlow Co., Inc., 1982.

Tambasco, Anthony J. What Are They Saying about Mary? N.Y.: Paulist Press, 1984.

Thurian, Max. Mary Mother of All Christians (1962). N.Y.: Herder & Herder, 1964.]

Ward, J. Neville. Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy: A consideration of the Rosary. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1973.

Warner, Marina. Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. N.Y.: Vintage Books, A Division of Random House (1976), 1983.

Weaver, Mary Jo. New Catholic Women: A Contemporary Challange to Traditional Religious Authority. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985 (esp. Ch. 6).

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Studies: Periodicals

Periodical articles and update on bibliography can be found especially in the following:

Marian Studies


Ephemerides Mariologicae

The Way: Supplement


Irish Theological Quarterly


St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly

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