Mary in Scripture: Part 1


Paul Elarde explores the Blessed Virgin Mary and her place in the Scriptures. In this first part, Paul mainly focuses on building a general foundation of viewing Mary, as seen by saints, mystics, the Early Church and touching on Scripture, before delving deeper into Scripture in Part 2.

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In this podcast:
  • 2:35: The 3 great gifts that God has given His Church.
  • 3:38: The need for Mary in our lives and spirituality.
    • 4:08: The Vision of St John Bosco
    • 5:45: Totus Tuus! St John Paul’s love and total consecration to Our Lady.
    • 6:30: Pope Francis’ devotion and love for Our Lady.
  • 7:16: The Newest Approved Marian Apparition and Our Lord’s Message of Salvation.
  • 8:26: The Love of a Mother.
    • 8:53: The Role of Mary Whom We Honour (Not Worship).
  • 10:41: What does the Church teach about Mary?
  • 14:26: Loving Mary in Imitation of Christ.
  • 15:22: Mary as Mother, Daughter and Spouse to the Trinity.
  • 16:08: Mary in the Early Church.
  • 17:08: Does deovtion to Mary take away from God’s glory?
  • 21:53: Mary and the Incarnation.
  • 24:10: Mary as a Mother in our lives.
  • 26:38: Mary as our link to Christ.

The Immaculata Mission School 2017 was hosted by the Immaculata Community at the Launceston Church Grammar School in Tasmania.

Music Credit: At the Foot of the Cross – Fr Rob Galea

About Author

Paul Elarde is passionate about responding to Blessed John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelisation. He has presented faith talks to young adult groups and parishes around Sydney for the past nine years and led groups on pilgrimage to many Marian Shrines in Europe. Paul has worked for the Sydney Archdiocese as coordinator for the pastoral aspects of the visit of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati’s incorrupt body for WYD08, and on the leadership team for the Sydney Archdiocesan Youth Leaders Formation Courses. He has studied theology and is a graduate from The University of Notre Dame in Sydney.

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