Mary and the Saints: Companions on the Journey / Edition 1

Mary and the Saints: Companions on the Journey / Edition 1

by James P. Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0829417257

ISBN-13: 9780829417258

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Loyola Press

This booklet gives a short outline of the origins of the devotions to Mary and the saints, the way in which saints are proclaimed today, and the place apparitions of Mary have in the context of the Church. The hope is that catechetical leaders will find here a resource that will help explain the place of Mary and the saints within the context of the life of the

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This booklet gives a short outline of the origins of the devotions to Mary and the saints, the way in which saints are proclaimed today, and the place apparitions of Mary have in the context of the Church. The hope is that catechetical leaders will find here a resource that will help explain the place of Mary and the saints within the context of the life of the Church.

 

Many of the most touching images in the Catholic imagination are those of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of favorite saints. We imagine, for example, the young Mary facing an angel who asks her to make a choice not only for herself but for the world as well or the image of a sorrowful mother at the foot of the cross. We also imagine the saints and their heroic love for God and others: the joy of St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds; the sacrifice of St. Maximillian Kolbe giving up his life so another can live.
 This book gives a short outline of the origins of the devotions to Mary and the saints, the way in which saints are proclaimed today, and the place apparitions of Mary have in the context of the Church.
—From the introduction

Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Series offers an in-depth yet accessible understanding of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for adults, both those active in pastoral ministry and those preparing for ministry. The series helps readers explore the Catholic tradition and apply what they have learned to their lives and ministry situations. Includes study questions and suggestions for further reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829417258
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Catholic Basics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series viii Certification Standards: National Resources forChurch Ministry ix Introduction xi

CHAPTER 1:MARY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 1
Mary in the Gospel of Mark 2
Mary in the Gospel of Matthew 3
Mary in the Gospel of Luke 4
Mary in the Gospel of John 9
Brothers and Sisters of Jesus? 11
Summary 11
For Reflection 12

CHAPTER 2: THE DEEPENING UNDERSTANDING OF MARY IN THE EARLY CHURCH 13
The Development of the Doctrine of Mary 14
Early Church Fathers on Mary 15
Mary as Theotokos 17
Summary 20
For Reflection 21

CHAPTER 3: SAINTS IN THE EARLY CHURCH 22
Martyrs in Early Christendom 23
The Practice of Veneration of Martyrs 25
Martyrs as Intercessors 25
Sainthood after the Persecutions 26
Summary 29
For Reflection 30

CHAPTER 4: SAINTS IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES 31
Saints as Sources of Spiritual Power 33
The Use of Relics 35
The Prayer of Intercession 36
Summary 37
For Reflection 37

CHAPTER 5: MARY IN THE MIDDLE AGES 38
The Importance of the Monasteries 39
Growth of City Life 40
Developing Images of Mary 41
The Later Middle Ages 42
Mary as Mediatrix of Grace 43
Queen of Heaven 45
The Origins of the Rosary 46
Summary 47
For Reflection 48

CHAPTER 6: SAINTS IN THE LATER MIDDLE AGES 49
Saints as Helpers 50
Reforms of the Avignon Papacy 51
Growing Popularity of Saints 51
Saints in the Later Middle Ages 55
Council of Trent Responds to Luther 56
The Process of Canonization Today 57
Summary 58
For Reflection 59

CHAPTER 7: APPARITIONS OF MARY 60
Apparitions of Mary 61
Norms for Authenticity of Apparitions 70
Summary 72
For Reflection 72

CHAPTER 8: MARY AND THE SAINTS IN THE MODERN WORLD 73
Mary and the Second Vatican Council 74
Marialis Cultus 77
Mary and the Latin American Episcopate 79
Pope John Paul II and Mary 80
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux 80
Summary 85
For Reflection 85

Conclusion 86
Abbreviations 88
Bibliography 89
Acknowledgments 92
About the Author 94

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