Jungfru Maria,

Värdighet och mission
av kvinnan

Det andra Vatikankoncil

I invite you to meditate on the last chapter of the Constitution
of the Second Vatican Council on the Church,
Lumen Gentium (n. 58), which speaks of Mary in the mystery
of Christ and of the Church.
There it says that Mary “advanced in her pilgrimage of faith” [Pope Francis - Regina Coeli 2013-05-05]

Meeting of His Holiness Pope Francis with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Catechesis of the popes

"Om vi står med Maria, ståndaktig vid korset, är vårt hopp säkert"  2014-09-15

I sitt moderskap har kyrkan jungfru Maria som förebild 2014-09-03

The Blessed Virgin Mary as the image and model of the Church 2013-10-24

The Blessed Virgin Mary: Image of obedient faith 2012-12-19

The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Second Vatican Council 1997-09-24

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I encourage all of you to see in Mary, Health of the Infirm, the sure sign of God’s love for every human being.  02/11/2017

Let us ask the Virgin Mary to help us follow Christ on the way of faith and charity, the path set out by our Baptism. 01/08/2017

Let us entrust the new year to Mary, Mother of God, so that peace and mercy may grow throughout the world. 01/01/2017

On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, let us entrust to her the American peoples and the mission of the Church on that continent.  12/12/2016

Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Mary, our Mother, pray for us. 10/18/2016

We Christians have a Mother, the same Mother that Jesus had; we have a Father, the same as Jesus. We are not orphans! 10/09/2016

Our Lady also wants to bring the great gift of Jesus to us all; and with him she brings us his love, his peace, and his joy. 10/08/2016

The Rosary is a prayer which always accompanies me. It’s also the prayer of ordinary people and the saints...and a prayer from my heart. 10/07/2016

Interview with Pope Francis

Interview with Pater Antonio Spadaro

Star of the New Evangelization

By Saint John Paul II at the beginning of the Third Millenium in Novo Millennio Ineunte n. 58 (2001-01-06)

By Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium n. 287-288 (2013-11-26)


Women bring harmony that makes the world beautiful
- Homily at the morning Mass 09/02/2017

"Maria, Herrens första lärjunge"
- Angelusbönen på Malmö Stadion  2016-10-31

Marian Jubilee 2016:
Mary, our Mother - Homily of Pope Francis: 10/09/2016

Marian Jubilee 2016:
Marian Vigil - Meditation of Pope Francis: 10/08/2016

"Am I not your mother? Am I not here?", Mary tells St Juan Diego -
Homily in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe: 02/13/2016

Mary visits and helps her cousin Elizabeth -
Homily in Santiago de Cuba: 09/22/2015

Conclusion of the Marian month -Recitation of the Holy Rosary  05/31/2013

The sorrows of the Virgin Mary
Homily in Caacupé, Paraguay:

To follow the exemple of Mary at the wedding feast of Cana
Homily à Guayaquil,
Ecuador: 07/06/2015

The mission of the woman

Apostolic exhortation of pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium n. 103-104 (2013-11-26)

I say to you: let your ideal be the dignity of woman and of her mission! (Speech of Saint John Paul II 1979-04-29)

Apostolic letters and encyclicals

The Blessed Virgin Mary
Apostolic exhortation of pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium n. 284 (2013-11-26)

The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Apostolic letter of Saint John Paul II
Rosarium Virginis Mariae (2002-10-16)

Dignity and vocation of the woman
Apostolic letter of Saint John Paul II
Mulieris Dignitatem (1988-08-15)

The Blessed Virgin Mary
in the life of the Pilgrim Church

Encyclical letter of Saint John Paul II
Redemptoris Mater (1987-03-25)

2016-08-15 - I entrust you to the maternal care of our Mother who lives in the glory of God and is always by our side on our life’s journey.
2016-08-14 - We ask Mary, our Mother, to help us to pray with a humble heart.
2016-05-31 - I join spiritually all those taking part in special devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary on this last day of the month of May.
2016-05-27 - Mary is an icon of how the Church must offer forgiveness to those who seek it.
2016-02-14 - Simply looking at you, O Mother, to have eyes only for you, looking upon you without saying anything...
2016-02-14 - Mary is the woman who says yes, a yes of surrender to God, a yes of surrender to her brothers and sisters. May we follow her example.
2016-02-13 - Dear Mexican friends, you are in my heart. Let us put our trust in the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe who always looks on us with tenderness.
2016-02-08 - In Mexico I will look into the eyes of the Virgin Mary and implore her to look upon us always with mercy. I entrust my journey to her.
2016-02-02 - Mary, Mother of Jesus, help us to share the wonders of the Lord with all whom we meet on the way.
2015-08-15 - Mary’s life shows that God accomplishes great deeds through those who are the most humble.
2015-08-13 - Mary is full of grace. She is a sure refuge for us in times of temptation.
2014-12-12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
2014-12-08 - Let us learn from the Virgin Mary how to be bolder in obeying the word of God.
2014-12-06 - Advent begins a new journey. May Mary, our Mother, be our guide.
2014-09-18 - Mary, give us the grace of being joyful as we walk in the freedom of the children of God.
2014-09-02 - The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan.
2014-08-15 - Mary, Queen of Heaven, help us to transform the world according to God’s plan.
2014-08-14 - Mary, Queen of Peace, help us to root out hatred and live in harmony.
2014-05-31 - In the difficult moments of life, Christians can turn to the Mother of God and find protection and care.
2014-02-24 - Our Lady is always close to us, especially when we feel the weight of life with all its problems.
2014-01-23 - Like Mary, may we nurture the light born within us at Christmas. May we carry it everywhere in our daily lives.
2013-12-30 - Our Mother Mary is full of beauty because she is full of grace.
2013-12-10 - Mary, Our Mother, sustain us in moments of darkness, difficultly and apparent defeat.
2013-10-11 - När vi möter korset, vänder vi oss till Madonnan: Moder vår, ge oss styrkan att acceptera och omfamna korset!
2013-09-13 - Jesus är solen, Maria är gryningen som talar om hans uppgång.
2013-08-31 - Let us ask Mary to help us fix our eyes intently on Jesus, to follow him always, even when this is demanding.
2013-08-15 - Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, and guide us on the way that leads to Heaven.
2013-07-24 - Unga vänner, glöm aldrig detta: Jungfru Maria är vår Mor och med hennes hjälp kan vi förbli Kristus trogna.
2013-06-03 - Sometimes we know what we have to do, but we lack the courage to do it. Let us learn from Mary how to make decisions, trusting in the Lord.
2013-05-18 - We must learn from Mary, and we must imitate her unconditional readiness to receive Christ in her life.
2013-05-04 - Let us ask Our Lady to teach us how to live out our faith in our daily lives and to make more room for the Lord.
2013-04-22 - Maria är kvinnan som säger Ja. Maria, hjälp oss att alltid bättre känna igen Jesu röst och följa den.