Mary Mother of God

Today, Sunday, January 1, We Celebrate Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Jan 1, 2024

The title “Mother of God” goes back to the third or fourth century, but the Greek term Theotokos (“The God-bearer”) was officially consecrated as Catholic doctrine at the Council of Ephesus in 431, thus becoming the first Marian dogma. At the end of the Council of Ephesus, crowds of people marched through the streets shouting: “Praised be the Theotokos!”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2020. Vatican Media

Pope Francis on New Year’s Eve: Jesus Christ Gives Meaning to Our Lives in Joy and Sorrow

Dec 31, 2021

Pope Francis said to trust in Jesus Christ who "brings time to its fullness."

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Jan. 1, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

With Mary's Help, Fill the New Year with "spiritual growth": Pope Francis

Jan 2, 2021

The Virgin Mary’s motherly care encourages us to use our God-given time for building up the world and peace, not destroying it, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Day.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Jan. 1, 2020. Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA.

Pope Francis: Honor the Dignity of Women for a Better World in 2020

Jan 1, 2020

Pope Francis began the new year with a call for the dignity of women to be honored -- not exploited for profit and pornography -- in 2020.