Julie Dortch Cragon and her husband run St. Mary’s Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also the author of Bless My Child, a mother’s prayer book, and Jesus at My Side: 365 Reflections on His Words. Julie lives in Tennessee with her husband, Allen, and their six children.
The Blessed Mother has appeared under many titles and under many different names. Each of Mary’s names and titles reflect a different aspect of her role in the life of the Church and in the lives of her children. Numerous shrines throughout North America have been built to facilitate devotion to Mary under her many titles and numerous graces, and author Julie Cragon has visited many of them with her family. She has discovered that at each site there is a special grace connected to the particular devotion associated with each individual shrine. In this book Cragon captures the experience of visiting these shrines, giving us a personal glimpse into each place. More than a travelogue, Visiting Mary is a book that encourages devotion to Our Lady and helps readers to capture her graces in their daily lives.