As Catholics we are identified by our devotion to the Eucharist and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. By turning to Mary, we grow in our faith and understanding.
Now you can explore Mary in Scripture, tradition, and devotion with one of the world's leading experts as your personal guide and teacher.
The Bible offers a brilliant portrait of Mary. Join Fr. Bert Buby, S.M., as he travels with Mary through the Gospels, St. Paul's Letters, and the Book of Revelation. After journeying through the New Testament, see Mary revealed through the liturgical use of Old Testament texts and 46 Masses honoring the mother of Jesus.
You will follow the development of Marian theology, seeing how the earliest Christians testify to her role and her gifts of grace: her virginity, sinlessness, role as God-bearer (Theotokos), and Assumption into heaven. Their sermons, essays, and defense of her person form the living Tradition of the Church.
Understand Church Tradition
You will explore the four Marian dogmas in the light of the Incarnation. Learn the many ways Church makes Mary known, through the Scriptures, the liturgy, and devotions. Fr. Buby will guide you through Vatican II's document on Mary, as well as the teachings by Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI. You will also come to understand the power of the great Marian prayers—the Hail Mary and the Ave Maria—and her relationship to the Trinity.
As you prayerfully reflect on the person of Mary, you will be called to grow in your understanding and love of the mother of Jesus.
About Your Presenter
Fr. Bertrand Buby is a member of the Society of Mary, also known as the Marianists. He teaches courses on Mary at the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Dayton. Fr. Bert is past president of the Mariological Society of America and is a member of the Pontifical International Marian Academy. He is the author of the trilogy Mary of Galilee, Mary Faithful Disciple, With a Listening Heart, and also a book on his founder's use of Marian texts.
Fr. Bert obtained his licentiate in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and his doctorate in Marian Theology from the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton.
- Mary in the New Testament
- St. Paul and Mary
- The Gospel of Mark and Mary
- The Gospel of Matthew and Mary
- St. Luke's Pictures of Mary
- The Gospel of Luke and Mary
- The Magnificat of Mary
- The Gospel of John and Mary
- A Lukian Summary and the Last Mention of Mary
- Mary in Revelation
- Memoirs About the Mother of Jesus
- Mary as a Historical Person
- Mary as a Disciple of Jesus
- Blessed Among All Women
- Mary in the Old Testament
- Reflections on Mary
- Apocryphal Books Referring to Mary
- Marian Heritage of the Early Church
- Mary and the Catechism of the Church
- The New Collection of Masses of Mary
- Doctrines on the Immaculate Conception
- The Divine Maternity of Mary
- The Assumption of Mary