The Bible and the Virgin Mary

The Bible and the Virgin Mary

The Bible and the Virgin Mary

The Bible and the Virgin Mary, part of the St. Paul Center’s Journey Through Scripture series, unveils the mystery of Our Lady that is woven into the fabric of Sacred Scripture. Twelve visually stunning lessons convey the beauty of the doctrine and devotions surrounding Mary, bringing them to life in a powerful, new way.

Based on Scott Hahn’s Hail, Holy Queen and presented by dynamic speaker Matthew Leonard, this study has something for everyone from the newly confirmed to the fully engaged cradle Catholic.

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How It Works

The study consists of four main parts: the videos, the workbook, the supplemental materials, and the leader guide. The videos contain the bulk of the content, and can be viewed by themselves for a rich catechetical experience, but they were designed to be accompanied by the workbook. With a space for notes, recommended reading assignments, review questions, discussion questions and review notes, you’ll be fully prepared to absorb the rich content from the videos.

Supplemental readings come from Hail, Holy Queen, the Bible, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our participant kit contains the workbook and Hail, Holy Queen.

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Sample Lesson

Watch the video for lesson one, then download and view the corresponding sections of the Participant Workbook and Leader Guide below.


  • Lesson 1: A Biblical Introduction to Mary (27 min)
  • Lesson 2: Handmaid of the Lord (27 min)
  • Lesson 3: Wedding at Cana, Garden in Eden (23 min)
  • Lesson 4: The New Eve (28 min)
  • Lesson 5: The Ark of the New Covenant (26 min)
  • Lesson 6: Born of a Virgin (26 min)
  • Lesson 7: The Promised Mother (27 min)
  • Lesson 8: Mother Crowned in Glory (23 min)
  • Lesson 9: Full of Grace (22 min)
  • Lesson 10: All Holy (20 min)
  • Lesson 11: The Assumption (31 min)
  • Lesson 12: Always a Mother (25 min)


“This is excellent! Not only have I learned from this study but I now have the tools to defend Marian doctrine. Bravo! God reward you!”
- Teresa

“I am a cradle Catholic. We recited the Rosary every evening as a family. My mother had a very strong devotion to Mary. Yet, never have I heard anyone make all these biblical connections to really explain the reasons why we believe what we believe. I am so grateful for this in depth study of Mary.”
- Adrienne B.

“These are wonderful . . . The Biblical and theological basis for our understanding of Mary is so well conveyed! While primarily focused on Catholic viewers to strengthen our faith, common objections from our non-Catholic brothers and sisters are addressed in a cogent, faith-filled, well documented and loving way . . . This is an awesome treasure.”
- Kurt E.

I cannot speak highly enough of the quality, content, and the way in which Matthew Leonard taught us each week. “Full of grace” will never mean the same to us at St. Bernadette! Thank you!
- Fr. Victor U.

“I want to thank you for this presentation. It is enlightening, inspirational and beautiful. I pray that more people will see it and find the beauty and love of God.”
- Christine B.

“Matthew is just the perfect narrator for this. His humor and knowledge of the materials really bring it to life for everyone. Thank you.”
- Annemarie W

“God bless YOU, thank you so much from Argentina.”
- Maria

“Just finished this study for the second time. I am in tears and praising God! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.”
- Frank B.

“Just finished the entire series for the second time. Can't get enough of it. Still in awe!”
- Yolanda N.

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The Minds Behind Journey Through Scripture

The Bible and the Virgin Mary is based on the work of Scott Hahn. Dr. Hahn, an exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, has delivered hundreds of talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith and is the bestselling author of numerous books. He is a professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the founder and president of the Saint Paul Center.

Matthew Leonard, the presenter, is an internationally known speaker, and author. A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, he is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, and hosts a podcast on iTunes titled The Art of Catholic. Matthew holds a Masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. His books include Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality.