This is a very refreshing and dynamic book of Marian meditations and Christian spirituality. By a beautiful blending of Scripture, doctrine and tradition, the author has succeeded well in highlighting the relevance and value of Mary in the daily life of Christians—be they lay persons, priests or religious. The book, therefore, leads the reader to a real, living and transforming encounter with Mary. Thousands of preachers and spiritual guides have found it very helpful in their ministry; numerous married couples, seminarians and Sisters ﬁnd the meditations it offers inspiring and elevating. It comes as a blessing to anyone who is looking for wholesome literature on Mary as a means for personal growth.
She Is My Mother
SHE IS MY MOTHER POPE FRANCIS' ENCOUNTERS WITH MARY In an interview with the author, who was his secretary during the World Youth Day (2013), in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis shares his experiences with Our Lady, since his childhood until his present mission as Bishop of Rome. The Pope speaks of his favourite Marian prayers and devotions and highlights their importance in the life of the Church and of Christians; the value of the Marian sanctuaries and popular piety, the place of the woman in the Church and many other topics relevant for today. Going beyond the interview, the author clears the paths that lead to the mind and the Marian heart of Pope Francis and invites the reader to do the same, of course, always using the motherly care of Mary.
What You Should Know About Mary
As the mother of Jesus, Mary is the epitome of faith and fidelity—the ultimate model of selflessness. But her example is often dismissed by today's cynical society. What You Should Know about Mary focuses on Mary's strength, spirituality, and relevance in the modern world. Author Charlene Altemose portrays Mary in all her greatness... as the bearer of God's promise to all ... and as a model for all who have followed, do follow and will follow the Word of Christ. Altemose reminds us that Mary is someone all of us can relate to. Whether it was being displaced from her home, coping with the growing independence of Jesus as an adolescent, dealing with the harsh realities of being a single parent and widow, or experiencing the isolation of living alone. Mary modelled a life of faith that is just as applicable today as it was two thousand years ago. Regardless
In quest of the Jewish Mary
Beautifully written, this book opens up new windows of imagination. Its accessible style puts vitally important areas of biblical, feminist,and spiritual theology within reach of a wide audience. Inviting the reader to pray to God with the Jewish Mary is an inspired move that engages the reader's heart as well as the mind.
The World’s First Love
God so loved the world that he deigned to send into the world his own beloved Son to be our Saviour. Facilitating the execution of this fascinating scheme of salvation for God’s human creation was Mary, the simple, humble woman of Nazareth.