Blessed Among Women: From Eva to Ave

8 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Boneno. It has been edited and approved by Michael Twohig. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Mary Boneno, Catholic University of America             In the […]

Marian Devotion and Supreme Happiness

11 minutes The following was a college essay written by Marianna Rice. It has been edited and approved by Ariel Hobbs. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect […]

The Incarnation as Revelation

3 minutes The following was a college essay written by Katherine Stoeckl. It has been edited and approved by Mary Boneno. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Katherine Stoeckl, Texas A & M Revelation is the […]

The Annunciation: Celebrating the Humility of a Girl

4 minutes By Mary Ryan, Catholic University of America Today we celebrate the most beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation. This wonderful feast day is when we remember and joyfully commemorate the day when a humble young girl from Nazareth said “yes” to the Most Holy God. This girl was a virgin, pure and clean of heart, the […]

Marian Imagery in Dante’s Paradiso

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Mary Biese, Notre Dame The Blessed Virgin Mary becomes […]

Hail Mary, Full of Grace: The Immaculate Conception Explained

5 minutes By Elizabeth Zahorick, Notre Dame The words are recited millions of times a day by Catholics all over the world: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” We are so accustomed to this phrase in our daily prayers that we lose sight of the significance of what is being said. What does […]

Blessed Carlo Acutis: Meet the Teen Who Could become the First Millennial Saint

6 minutes By Christopher Centrella, Franciscan University Alleluia! Alleluia! “Death is defeated! The King is alive!” Just this past Saturday, October 10, the Holy Father beatified the first millennial, Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo was a regular teenager in so many ways—he enjoyed playing video games, was a computer genius, and loved hanging out with friends. But above […]

God’s Mercy Shown through the Arms of His Loving Mother

3 minutes By Sarah Richthammer, Franciscan University Our Lady of Czestochowa has impacted me in a very special way. I first came to know her while fundraising and praying with my pilgrimage group for World Youth Day 2016. One of our first group meetings served to get to know each other, but also to get to know […]

Why Do Catholics Venerate Mary? A Comprehensive Overview

28 minutes By Rachel Hamilton, Franciscan University As a former skeptic myself, I certainly understand the concern over how highly Catholics exalt Mary. If you clicked on this article, you likely are brimming with questions such as: 1. How is viewing Mary as more “immaculate” and righteous than the rest of us human creatures not deifying her? […]

Understanding the Weird Timeline of Ineffabilis Deus

5 minutes By Clara Gerdes, Yale University On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX pronounced Mary’s Immaculate Conception to be dogma. That Mary’s soul was freed from original sin by Christ in advance of her conception—something which Catholics already held to be true—was now a firm and indisputable article of faith for the universal Church, enshrined in […]