The Saints and Mary

In tonight's class we discussed Saints and Mary and how she is a key part of our Catholic theology.

If you're still curious about her and would like to learn more, here are some great resources:

The Blessed Virgin Mary - NewAdvent.org

Mary (mother of God) - Wikipedia

Theotokos - Wikipedia

Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic) - Wikipedia

Marian Theology Book Suggestions - Aquinas & More

Also, here is more information about some of the Saints that we mentioned (and more!) and their patronage:

The Archangels:

St. Michael the Archangel: sailors, policemen, warriors, Germany, Guardian of the Catholic Church; protector of the Jewish people

St. Gabriel the Archangel:  messengers, those who work for broadcasting and telecommunications such as radio and television, remote sensing and postal workers

St. Raphael the Archangel: apothecaries; blind people; bodily ills; diocese of Madison, WI, druggists; archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa; eye problems; guardian angels; happy meetings; insanity; lovers; mental illness; nightmares, nurses; pharmacists; physicians; archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; shepherds; sick people; travelers; young people

St. Augustine: brewers, printers, theologians, 

St. Francis of Assisi: animals, the environment, Italy, merchants, stowaways

St. Dominic: astronomers, astronomy, falsely accused people, The Dominican Order

St. Joseph: The Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, immigrants, workers, against doubt and hesitation, and of a happy death, Vietnam, Philippines

St. Therese of Lisieux: missionaries; France; Russia; AIDS sufferers; florists and gardeners; loss of parents; tuberculosis

St. Monica (Augustine's mother): Those who have difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness, victims of (verbal) abuse, and conversion of relatives

St. Charles Borromeo: colic; intestinal disorders; seminarians; spiritual directors; spiritual leaders; starch makers; stomach diseases

St. Maria Goretti: crime victims, teenage girls, modern youth, Children of Mary

St. Agnes: betrothed couples, chastity, crops, rape victims, virgins

St. Dymphna: mental disorders, neurological disorders, runaways, victims of incest

St. Peter: laborers, foot problems, fevers, longevity, The Papacy