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Mary, Mother of God

Here are the catecheses on the Blessed Virgin Mary which Pope St John Paul II gave us at the Wednesday General Audiences between September 1995 & November 1997. They followed on from JPII's catechesis on the Church and preceded those on Salvation history.

There were a total of 70 catechesis in this cycle:
(Links included for the Italian & Spanish (& a few Portuguese) texts on the Vatican website. The English text is from the Vatican website easy-to-miss, special section ... which Totus2us came by via the website Catechesis of the Popes. The titles aren't all from the original Italian; some were included in book form, published by Pauline Books & Media, now out of print.)

 1.     Mary is a pattern of the Church’s holiness
 2.     Mary is the Virgin Mother of God
 3.     Mary was united to Jesus on the Cross
 4.     The Church grew in understanding Mary’s role
 5.     To honour Mary is to go to Jesus
 6.     Mary is a model of persevering silence
 7.     Mary shows us God’s respect for woman
 8.     Mary sheds light on the role of woman
 9.     Presence of the Mother of the Church in Vatican II
10.    The purpose and method of exposure of Marian doctrine
11.    Mary in the Trinitarian perspective
12.    Mary in the Protoevangelium
13.    Announcement of the messianic motherhood
14.    Motherhood comes from God
15.    Women involved in the salvation of the people
16.    The moral nobility of woman
17.    The daughter of Zion
18.    The new daughter of Zion
19.    "Full of grace"
20.    The perfect holiness of Mary
21.    The Immaculate Conception
22.    Immaculate: redeemed through preservation
23.    Immaculate: the dogmatic definition of the privilege
24.    Holy throughout all her life
25.    She who believed
26.    The virginity of Mary, truth of faith
27.    The intention of virginity
28.    The value of the virginal conception of Jesus
29.    Mary, model of virginity
30.    Betrothed to a man of the House of David, named Joseph
31.    The Perpetual Virginity of Mary
32.    Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord
33.    Mary, the New Eve, freely obeyed God
34.    The Visitation is a prelude to Jesus’ mission
35.    The Magnificat
36.    The Nativity
37.    Theotokos, Mother of God
38.    Educator of the Son of God
39.    The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
40.    Simeon's prophecy associates Mary with the sorrowful destiny of the Son
41.    In the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple is revealed the cooperation of the "woman" in the Redemption 
42.    Jesus lost and found in the Temple  
43.    Mary in the hidden life of Jesus  
44.    Mary at the wedding feast of Cana  
45.    At Cana, Mary induces Jesus to perform his first miracle
46.    Mary's participation in the public life of the Son (Mk 3, 32-35)
47.    At the Cross, Mary participated in the drama of Redemption
48.    Mary, singular cooperator in the Redemption  
49.    Woman, behold your Son (Jn 19, 26-27a)
50.    Behold your Mother (Jn 19, 25-27) 
51.    Mary and the resurrection of Christ (1 Cor 15, 3-6a)  
52.    Mary and the gift of the Spirit (Acts 1, 12-13a.14) 
53.    The dormition of the Mother of God 
54.     The Assumption of Mary, truth of faith (Lk 1, 46-49)        
55.    The Assumption of Mary in the tradition of the Church (Lk 1, 41b-42.45)         
56.    The Queen of the universe (Ap 12, 1) 
57.    Mary, pre-eminent member of Church (At 1, 13-14)
58.    Mary, type and model of the Church (Lk 1, 46-48)
59.    Mary, model of the motherhood of the Church (Gen 19, 25-27)
60.    Mary, model of the virginity of the Church (Mt 1, 22-25)
61.    Mary, model of the holiness of the Church (Lk 1, 49-50)
62.    Mary, model of the Church in the divine cult (Lk 1, 46-48)
63.    Mother of the Church  
64.    The heavenly intercession of the Mother of divine grace 
65.    Mary Mediatrix
66.    The Cult of the Blessed Virgin  
67.    The Nature of Marian Devotion  
68.    Marian devotion and the veneration of images 
69.    Prayer to Mary
70.    The Mother of Unity and Hope