Ecclesiology involves an ongoing study of the Church that will be fruitful for understanding its present only if one explores the Church’s past in search of the future. The ecclesiology of the mid-twentieth century rediscovered the close relationship between Mary and the Church, culminating in the title and the reality of Mater Ecclesiae (Mary, Mother of the Church).
Roten, Johann G.
"'Mater Ecclesiae': History, Theology, and Consequences,"
Vol. 66, Article 2.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/marian_studies/vol66/iss1/2