The Hail Mary: On the Threshold of Grace

The Hail Mary: On the Threshold of Grace


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A thoughtful analysis of one of Christianity's best-loved prayers!

Through time believers have found the Hail Mary to be a simple yet compelling prayer. Indeed, for nearly a millennium the most commonly repeated prayer in the church, apart from the Our Father, has been the Hail Mary. To what can its enduring popularity be attributed?

In this reflective book, Paul Murray shows that, while uncomplicated by nature, the Hail Mary brings us at once into the mystery of God incarnate--Jesus, the son of Mary. Paradoxically, while it expresses a profound and heart-felt devotion, the Hail Mary also possesses a spiritual radiance and unequalled theological truth.

The Hail Mary will show you how wisdom and enchantment, and theology and devotion, are intertwined in this historic prayer. Includes a Foreword by Wojciech Giertych, OP, theologian of the Papal Household.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764819629
Publisher: Liguori Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Paul Murray OP is an Irish Dominican, a poet, and a professor in Rome at the University of St. Thomas, the "Angelicum". He is the author of several books which habe been published in Ireland, England and the United States including I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta. He lives in Rome, and is well known as a speaker throughout the United States.

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