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Brochure promoting the Marian Forum set for Oct. 14, 2016.

Theme: Mary and the Church in the Teachings of Paul VI, John Paul II and Pope Francis. Presenters:

Father Thomas Thompson, S.M., Longtime director of the Marian Library: Pope Paul VI: Blessed Pope Paul VI developed Mariology in the spirit of ressourcement as developed by Vatican Council II’s Lumen Gentium. For Paul VI, Mary was eminent member of the Church, its exemplar, mother and sister.

Danielle M. Peters, S.T.D., Institute for Church and Life, University of Notre Dame: Pope John Paul II: St. John Paul II’s Mariology appreciated Mary’s spiritual maternity already initiated at the Annunciation and included in her fiat. The Polish Pope’s distinct Marian pastoral initiatives, above all the Entrustment to Our Lady, promoted her role as “Mother of the Church,” which is among his favored invocations.

Father Alexandre Awi Mello, S.T.L., author of a book on Pope Francis and Mary: Pope Francis: As a native Argentinian, Pope Francis keeps a statue of Our Lady of Luján on his desk. As pope, he brought the devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, to worldwide attention.


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