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Idolatrous worship of the Virgin Mary.‘they accuse Catholics of Mariolatry’
- ‘Anti-Catholics would focus on certain issues, especially saints and Mariolatry, parochial schools, sacramentalism, convents, missions to the Indians, and Bible-reading in schools.’
- ‘Mary, Mother of God is a cautious probing by mainly Protestant thinkers who are keenly aware that most Protestants are inclined to assume that Mariology is synonymous with Mariolatry.’
- ‘Having said this, surely it is necessary to understand Sienese civic Mariolatry within the context of the astonishing popularity of Mary throughout Europe in the late Middle Ages.’
- ‘Instead, images of the Madonna abounded; they attest to a high point of Mariolatry during this period in the north.’
Early 17th century from Maria (Latin equivalent of ‘Mary’) + -latry, on the pattern of idolatry.
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