January 1 — Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1 — Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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January 1 — Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God | FORMED in the Word

    Continue this Christmas season with Dr. James Prothro and Dr. Israel McGrew as they reflect on the Sunday readings for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. This beautiful feast of Mary leads us to more deeply understanding the union of Jesus' divine and human natures. 

  • Our Mother Mary

    Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Mark Miravalle, Saint John Paul II Chair of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, to discuss Mary, the Mother of God. What is Mariology? How does Mary serve as model for all the faithful? How can we relate to Mary today? What does it mean to say that...

  • Expectant Mother Mary

    We are excited to announce our series of FORMED Now! Christmas and New Year special episodes. In these episodes, professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School will lead us in reflections throughout the season from December 22nd through January 11th.

    FORMED Now! will return to its re...

  • The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Episode 7: The Promised Mother

    In this session, we're going to examine the role played by the queen mothers of the Davidic Kingdom in the Old Testament and how they point forward to Mary's role as Queen Mother. As we're about to see, Mary's queenship is alluded to in Matthew's genealogy, which opens the entire New Testament.

  • The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Episode 12: Always a Mother

    In this session we'll wrap up our discussion of the dogma of the Assumption of Mary by discussing its history in the early Church and how it is celebrated in the Church's liturgy. We'll also learn why we can call Mary Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate without undermining Christ's role as the...

  • Mother of the Messiah | Lectio: Mary | Episode 3

    In the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah prophesies about the coming Messiah and the Messiah’s mother. Since Jesus—the anointed one of God, who saves his people from their sin—is truly the foretold Messiah, then his mother, Mary, is truly the Mother of the Messiah.

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  • Is Mary the Mother of God?

    Some people say Mary is only the mother of Jesus' humanity and because of this she isn't the mother of God. Is this true? In this Ready Reasons video, Trent explains how Mary can truly be called the mother of God.

  • Mary: The Mother of God

    She was a humble girl from an ordinary Jewish family. Yet Mary said a simple "yes" and came to be exalted as the Daughter of Zion, the Mother of God, and the Queen of Heaven. Filmed on location in Turkey, Israel, and Greece with popular Catholic author and speaker Stephen Ray, this study allows u...

  • Mary: The Church's First & Most Perfect Member

    In the Gospel of John, we see the powerful scene in which Jesus gives to the Church his final gift: "Behold, your mother!" (John 19:27). Here we see Jesus inaugurating Mary's role as mother of the Church. Therefore, it should be no surprise that from the very earliest time of the Church, Christia...

  • Mary: The Indispensable Mother of God by Tim Staples

    In this Lighthouse Talk, Tim Staples explains the incredible impact that the Church's understanding of Mary has on our spiritual lives, and the profound way that Marian doctrines and dogmas safeguard what we believe about her Son. Using penetrating insights and humor, Tim shows how correct knowle...