Lectio: Mary with Dr. Brant Pitre

Lectio: Mary with Dr. Brant Pitre

8 Episodes

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"The Bible and the Mother of God"
Why is Mary so important to Catholics, and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries? In this 8-part series, Dr. Brant Pitre examines what the Old and New Testaments, the life of Christ, and the early Church fathers reveal about the life and identity of Mary.

Lectio: Mary with Dr. Brant Pitre
  • Episode 1: The New Eve

    Episode 1

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    The Book of Genesis begins with the story of Adam and Eve, whose sin of disobedience breaks their relationship with God. God does not abandon his people, but gradually prepares them for the coming of his Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus, the promised “seed” of...

  • Episode 2: The New Ark

    Episode 2

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    In the Book of Exodus, God’s presence was contained in the Ark of the Covenant, his dwelling place among his Chosen People. In the New Exodus, God is once more present among his people in the Person of his Son, Jesus Christ. When Jesus is conceived in ...

  • Episode 3: Mother of the Messiah

    Episode 3

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    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...

  • Episode 4: The Queen Mother

    Episode 4

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    In the Old Testament, throughout the line of Davidic kings, the queen was not the wife of the king, but rather the king’s mother. As a result, King Solomon placed a throne at his right hand for his queen mother and bowed down in homage to her. Jesus, a...

  • Episode 5: The Perpetual Virgin

    Episode 5

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    Despite being married, Mary remained a virgin her whole life. When the New Testament speaks of our Lord’s brothers and sisters, a closer look at the original language spoken by Jesus, as well as other Scripture verses, sheds light on the truth of Mary’...

  • Episode 6: Mother of Sorrows

    Episode 6

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    The Christian belief in the miraculous birth of Jesus affirms that Mary did not experience physical labor or birth pangs. However, as she stands at the foot of the Cross, she experiences the pain foretold by Simeon—“a sword will pierce through your own...

  • Episode 7: The New Rachel

    Episode 7

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    The Old Testament story of Joseph prefigures the life of Jesus and his salvific role in the New Testament. Likewise, the life of Benjamin, Joseph’s younger brother, has parallels with the life of John the beloved disciple. Rachel, the mother of Joseph ...

  • Episode 8: Question & Answer

    Episode 8

    Lectio: Mary
    The Bible and the Mother of God
    As the study concludes, Dr. Pitre takes time to answer questions that surfaced over the course of the video sessions. We are reminded that a deeper understanding of Marian teachings, illuminates even more fully the beauty and love of Our Lord!