Ave Maria!


The Marian Archive










The Franciscan Archive

 A WWW Resource on the Blessed Virgin Mary 


Following in the Footsteps of

St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe,


The Marian Archive


announces the publication of a 32 page booklet of daily prayers
to advance

the Reign of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.


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Outstanding Articles:

The 5 Sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, by Guido del Rose

Recommended Sites

The Perpetual Rosary:  Join in saying the Rosary in a continuous sequence with more than 100,000 other Catholics world wide (multilingual) – There is no better prayer to Our Lady!

The Fatima Network : keeping the Fatima message in the forefront of Church renewal (with links to other catholic sites that the Marian Archive does not intend to endorse by this link)

The Confraternity of the Holy Rosary: official site:  Join and share in the many graces.

The Holy Rosary : a beautiful site on the Holy Rosary and the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (with links to other catholic sites that the Marian Archive does not intend to endorse by this link)

Corazones de JESUS y MARIA : a very informative resource on the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in Spanish. (with links to other catholic sites that the Marian Archive does not intend to endorse by this link)
Immaculate Mediatrix : devoted to making Mary Immaculate better known and loved


The Blessed Virgin Mary Art Page : an collection of some of the masterpieces of Marian art, courtesy of Joseph's Catholic Webatorium

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Image Collection : over 50 images of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, some exceptional works of art.

The Madonna with St. Francis and St. Anthony, by Correggio

A vivid depiction of the Marian Devotion of these Franciscan Saints: 1514 A. D.


The Madonna of the Franciscans, by Duccio di Buoninsegna

One of the many depictions of Our Lady as Advocate of the Order, a title bestowed upon Her by St. Francis himself. (cf. the Legenda Major, by St. Bonaventure) Unfortunately, this artwork is in poor repair.


The Madonna Enthroned between St. Francis and St. Liberal, by Giorgione

A masterpiece of modesty and nobility, this painting by Giorgione depicts St. Francis beckoning the onlooker to approach the throne of grace; painted 1505 A.D.


Rare Portraits of the Blessed Virgin Mary : in the Coptic tradition.


Apparitions & Titles

For Fatima, see the link at the top of the page, under recommended Catholic sites.


The Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the 20th Century   : A fine site with information about the Major Marian Apparitions. However the Marian Archive does not recommend all their links (e.g. retreats).

The Apparitions of the Virgin Mary - A History from 50 A.D to 1900 A.D. 

Our Lady of La Sallete : The apparition

Our Lady of Guadalupe:  The apparition


A Short Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic Encyclopedia

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Mary's Role in Salvation History : According to Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort, by Rev. Patrick Gaffney, S.M.M.

Perfect Consecration to Mary: What is it, and how to practice it?

The Marian Dedication of St. Francis of Assisi


MARY'S MOTHERHOOD WITH REGARD TO THE CHURCH : from the Universal Catholic Catechism

Ineffabilis Deus:  December 8, 1854 A.D.

The Apostolic Constitution of Ven. Pope Pius IX on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; it draws directly from the theology of Bl. John Duns Scotus.

English Text

Ad Diem Illum Laetissumum Feb 2, 1904


The Encyclical of Pope St. Pius X on the 50th Anniversary of the Dogmatic Definition of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

English Text

Munificentissimus Deus: November 1, 1950 A.D.


The Encyclical of Pope Pius XII defining the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

English Text

MARIALIS CULTUS : The Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Paul VI, on Marian Devotion: Feb. 2, 1974 A.D.


Prayers & Hymns

The Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos 

A Very Large Collection of Marian Prayers in English  HTML

Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary in HTML or *.zip

A Salutation of the Blessed Virgin Mary , by St. Francis of Assisi

English text 


The Antiphon: Holy Virgin Mary


Taken from St. Francis' Office of the Passion, this antiphon exhibits St. Francis' profound understanding and devotion to Mary in Her vocation as Theotokos and Corredemptrix.


English Text is found at the end of Psalm I, in St. Francis' Office of the Passion


Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary Before Mass : English and Latin texts

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary After Mass: English and Latin texts

Prayers to the Mother of God  in the Orthodox tradition

Prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Stabat Mater, attributed to Friar Jacoponi da Todi

Perhaps the most famous of all Lenten hymns in the Roman Rite, this chant has also been attributed by some scholars to Pope Innocent III, the first Pope to approve the Rule of St. Francis.


The Stabat Mater Website.  This Prayer in Latin and all Major Modern Languages with 100’s of musical renditions


The Franciscan Crown, The Rosary of Our Lady's Seven Joys

Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal 


The Mirror of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Conrad of Saxony


The Mirror of the B. V. M. is an exposition of the "Hail Mary" as it was recited in the 13th century. Please note that the ascription of the Mirror of the B.V.M. to St. Bonaventure was established to be erroneous at the turn of the last century. The work is by Conrad of Saxony, yet another early Franciscan writer. 



The Writings of St. Louis Marie de Montfort 

The Secret of the Rosary, by St.Louis M. Monfort



The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by Fr. William Most 


The Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel:  where you can buy on line a Rosary or Brown Scapular


Shrines & Marian Places

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham England 


Present day Catholic Shrine / Actual Shrine, now in hands of “the Church of England”


The Salutation of the B. V. M. by St. Thomas Aquinas [English text]

La Salutazione Angelica per San Tommaso [Italiano]

Faq on Mary by Rev. Oscar Lukefahr, C.M., Director of the Catholic Home Study Service.