bout this Book:Individuals, study groups, and RCIA programs will welcome The Beauty of Mary as a way to explore the relevance of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history and in the Roman liturgy. In this anthology, authors of Eastern and Western traditions-poets and saints, housewives and theologians, mystics and founders, as well as popes-present with words of wisdom and beauty Mary's "critical mission in our salvation" (Part I).In addition, writers of the ages describe nineteen liturgical celebrations of the Roman calendar from the perspective of Mary's mediation in the Church's mission. Here, too, these reflections enrich our knowledge of and inspire greater love for Mary. And the accompanying, well-posed questions inspire application of Marian devotion in our personal lives (Part II)."Whether this book is used as a valuable reference tool, or for homiletic preparation, or to sit a while with Mary as writers and preachers have done through the ages, The Beauty of Mary is a welcome contribution toward gather together this rich heritage."-M. Jean Frisk, International MarianResearch Institute, University of DaytonFeatures & Benefits:Includes poetry, artwork, scripture quotations, and prayers.Features a chapter about the influence of Mary on art, literature, poetry, and devotion.Includes excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI's reflections on Mary.About the authors:Rev. Peter Vaccari is a member of the faculty of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY, where he teaches Church History and serves as a spiritual director. He is the author of several books, including The Beauty of the Eucharist (Pauline Books & Media, 2005). Rosemary Vaccari Mysel has taught sacramental preparation in parish religious education programs in New Jersey and in Florida, where she lives with her husband and four children. Msgr. Andrew Vaccari is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY, and a member of the Canon Law Society of America who offers various courses in Adult Religious Education.
Selections from over forty of the best Marian authors through the ages.