Understanding our Mother Mary

To love our Mother Mary more deeply, we need to understand her person more.

We need to study and reflect on her life, her virtues and qualities.

Totus Tuus, Maria provides you with numerous beautifully-written, well-researched articles that will help you deepen your understanding, appreciation and love for our Mother Mary.

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Mary and Advent

The season of advent is a period of preparing, together with Mary, for the coming of Jesus

Salve Regina

This article is a reflection on the most beautiful prayer and hymn Salve Regina, in honor of our Queen Mother.

Mary in the Philippines

Mary in the Philippines is very much loved and honored.

Fatima Pilgrim Statue

The Fatima Pilgrim Statue has been traveling around the world since 1942, with many astonishing stories associated with her visits.

Faith of Mary

The faith of Mary is an example for all of us.

Marian Dogmas

This article deals with commonly-asked questions about the Catholic Marian Dogmas.

Was the Virgin Mary truly a Virgin?

Was the Blessed Virgin Mary truly a Virgin? Is there a basis for the Catholic teaching on the Perpetual Virginity of Mary?

Mary Mother of Life

Mary Mother of Life is our source of refuge and strength in our fight to protect the unborn.

Pope John Paul II on Mary Mediatrix

The thoughts of the late Pope John Paul II on Mary Mediatrix of all Graces.

Mary Co-Redemptrix

Is the Blessed Virgin Mary Co-Redemptrix?

Mary Mediatrix

A prominent Catholic theologian defends the doctrine of Mary Mediatrix of All Graces.

Is Mary Mediatrix of All Grace?

Is the Blessed Virgin Mary truly the Mediatrix of All Grace?

The Eucharist and Mary

The Holy Eucharist and Mary are intimately connected, in the same way that Jesus and His Mother are inseparable.

Mary in Other Religions

Did you know that Mary is mentioned 34 times in the Koran? And that Martin Luther, founder of the Protestant movement, was a devotee of Mary?

Do Catholics Love Mary Too Much?

Do Catholics worship Mary? Do Catholics love Mary too much?

In Defense of the Blessed Virgin

This article answers some objections usually raised by our non-Catholic brethren with regard to the Catholic devotion to Mary.

Consecration to Mary

St. Louis de Montfort said that Consecration to Mary consists then in giving ourselves entirely to the Blessed Virgin, in order to belong entirely to Jesus through her.

Why does Jesus Call His Mother "Woman"?

Why does Jesus call Mary Woman in the Bible? Is this to be interpreted as a lack of respect by Jesus for His mother?

Is Mary truly the Mother of God?

How can Mary, Mother of Jesus, a mere human being, be Mother of God? This article discusses the Catholic teaching on Mary, Mother of Jesus, the Second Person of the Divine Trinity.

Mary, Mother of All Peoples

A Time Magazine cover story in March 21, 2005 suggests that Protestants and Christians of all denominations are increasingly finding a place for Mary the Mother of Jesus in their lives.

Is Mary Co-redemptrix?

In the past several years, more than 7 million Catholics have petitioned the pope to declare Mary as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. Is Mary truly Coredemptrix with Jesus?

Is Mary Mediatrix of All Grace?

Is the Virgin Mary truly the Mediatrix of All Graces? Is there a basis for the Catholic doctrine of Mary as the dispenser of all graces of every age?

Is Mary our "Advocate" with Jesus?

Is the Blessed Virgin Mary Advocate on behalf of humanity with Jesus and the Heavenly Father? As Mother of the Son, Mary has tremendous power in being advocate on behalf of our petitions.

The Proposed 5th Marian Dogma

In the Church-approved apparitions of Our Lady of All Nations, the Blessed Virgin Mary asked that a Fifth Marian Dogma be declared. In this article, we quote Our Lady herself as she explains the proposed dogma.

Queen of Peace

The late Pope Benedict XV articulates the role of the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace.

Immaculate Conception Dogma

Official text of the formal papal proclamation of the Immaculate Conception Dogma.

The Assumption of Mary

The Assumption of Mary is one of the most beautiful Marian dogmas of the Church. Pius XII in 1950 declared that Mary was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory.

Queen Mother Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary is honored by Catholics as Queen of all heaven and earth, by virtue of her being the Mother of God.

Is Mary Ark of the Covenant?

Is the Virgin Mary Ark of the Covenant?

World Peace through Mary

God is telling us that world peace is to be sought through the intercession of the Virgin Mary.

Mary and Islam

The Blessed Virgin Mary is very much revered in Islam. In fact, she is 34 times in the Koran.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe on Mary as Co-redemptrix

Saint Maximilian Kolbe already extensively spoke about Mary as Co-redemptrix, decades before the formal movement for proclamation of the fifth Marian dogma.

Theologian Speaks on Mary as Co-redemptrix

Is Mary Coredemptrix? Prominent theologian, Monsignor Calkins, shares his thoughts.

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