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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christ’s Recapitulation of Motherhood

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Lizzie Self. 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. By Lizzie Self, University of Notre Dame In Showings, Julian […]

How Marian Apparitions Remind Us of the Power of Mary’s Intercession

3 minutes By Sarah Richthammer As Catholics, we give Mary a place of high honor. We do not worship her, because worship is for God alone. However, as Jesus’ mother, Mary has a unique relationship with God. By following her example, we can become closer to Christ. Catholics have been bringing their needs to Mary for centuries. […]