Holy Name of Mary


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In this lesson we will study the Holy Name of Mary. While some Catholics may be familiar with the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated in January each year, fewer Catholics are likely familiar with the Holy Name of Mary. The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary began in Spain in 1513 and was extended to all of Spain and Naples in 1671. Following this, in 1683, John Sobieski, the king of Poland, brought an army to the outskirts of Vienna in an effort to stop the advancement of Muslim armies loyal to Mohammed IV in Constantinople. Sobieski entrusted himself to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and he and his soldiers defeated the Muslims. Pope Innocent XI extended this feast to the universal Church as a solemn thanksgiving for the relief of Vienna, when it was besieged by the Turks in 1683.

All CatechismClass Lessons follow our time-tested 7 Step format: Introduction, Opening Prayers, Scripture and Commentary, Catechism Passages, Integration of the Lesson Topic, an activity, and a closing prayer. All course content is self-paced, asynchronous, and always accessible. Access never expires. Quizzes end each of the lessons.


Holy Name of Mary is part of the following course(s):

  • Lives of the Saints