Blessed Among Women: The Book of Mary

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"This book is divided into two parts, Devotion and Reflection. In part one the author invites the reader to dip in and out looking for a favourite prayer, poem or hymn. Some poems, dating back over a thousand years have been newly translated, others have been written especially for this book. There are chapters on Mary's many titles, on the Rosary, on the way Ireland has stayed faithful to this great Marian devotion and helped it spread from the old world to the Americas. Another chapter deals with the many Black Madonnas which have been ...
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Overview

"This book is divided into two parts, Devotion and Reflection. In part one the author invites the reader to dip in and out looking for a favourite prayer, poem or hymn. Some poems, dating back over a thousand years have been newly translated, others have been written especially for this book. There are chapters on Mary's many titles, on the Rosary, on the way Ireland has stayed faithful to this great Marian devotion and helped it spread from the old world to the Americas. Another chapter deals with the many Black Madonnas which have been preserved in Catholic churches and cathedrals." In part two the author illustrates how Mary is honoured not only among Catholics like St. Francis of Assisi and Cardinal Newman, but among Orthodox Christians of the East. It may surprise many readers that she is revered, too, by great Protestants like Martin Luther, as well as by Muslims, beginning with the Prophet Mohammed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856074810
  • Publisher: Columba Press
  • Publication date: 8/24/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,551,651
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 In praise of Mary 12
2 Favourite prayers to Mary 32
3 Favourite hymns to Mary 41
4 Christmas : the world's favourite festival 55
5 Favourite Christmas carols 66
6 Mary in modern Catholic poetry 81
7 Ancient poems about Mary 93
8 The Rosary : the world's favourite prayer 104
9 The Rosary in Ireland 114
10 Mary's many titles 121
11 Our lady of the flowers 131
12 Black virgins 140
13 Mary is not a goddess 148
14 Sources of devotion to Mary 155
15 Mother of the church and the world 163
16 Cardinal Newman's teaching on Mary 172
17 Mary in non-Catholic writings 176
18 Mary and uncle Tom's cabin 188
19 Mary and the great cathedrals 194
20 Mary and Martin Luther 200
Postscript : blessed among women 204
App The hail Mary in many languages 206
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