Handmaid of the Lord - 2nd. Edition

Handmaid of the Lord - 2nd. Edition

by Adrienne von Speyr

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Handmaid of the Lord - 2nd. Edition by Adrienne von Speyr

In this profound book on the mystery of Mary, Adrienne von Speyr reflects on the life, attitude, and prayer of the Mother of God. She shows how Mary's assent to God's will—her Fiat: "Let it be done to me according to thy word"—is what defines and sanctifies every aspect of her life. She gives new insights into Mary's holiness, suffering, prayer, and role of spiritual motherhood for all mankind.

Handmaid of the Lord is not a biography detailing the daily life of the Mother of Jesus, filled with the sights and the sounds found in the holy imagination of a saintly visionary. Rather, it responds to our desire to know Mary in a penetrating and personal way, opening us to the mystery of her inner life, which can be revealed only by the Word himself and pondered in the heart, just as Our Lady herself did.

Humility, obedience, availability, joy, suffering, and transparency before God are some of the key spiritual attributes of Our Lady found in this timeless work. As with her other books, von Speyr helps us to savor and to appreciate each word of Sacred Scripture as self-revelation from the Father through the heart of the Church, the Bride of the Son, in a loving exchange of the Spirit. In this way, the Word may be absorbed into the very core of our being, as it was for Mary, the Mother of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621641810
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Edition description: New
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 934,083
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Adrienne von Speyr (1902-1967) was a Swiss medical doctor, convert to Catholicism, a mystic, wife and author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology. She collaborated closely with the renowned theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar, her confessor for 27 years, and they co-founded the Community of Saint John. Her numerous writings, published by Ignatius Press, are recognized by leading theologians and writers as a major contribution to the mystical and spiritual writings of the Church. Among her most important works are Book of All Saints, Confession, The World of Prayer, Handmaid of the Lord, and The Passion from Within.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kris McGregor 7

The Light of Assent 11

The Soul of the Mother 23

Mary and the Angel 33

Motherhood 41

The Visitation 49

The Magnificat 57

Mary and Joseph 63

Expectation and Birth 77

The Presentation in the Temple 88

Nazareth 101

Jesus at Twelve 108

The Departure 114

The Marriage Feast at Cana 120

The Rejections 127

Golgotha 133

Mary and John 143

Easter 154

Pentecost 158

Death and Assumption 165

Mary in the Church 170

The Mother and Prayer 178

The Vocation of the Mother 186

The Mother and Mankind 194

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