Mother Mary (Hardcover)
Inspiring Words from Pope Francis
Franciscan Media, 9781632530561, 192pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2017
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (4/21/2017)
--Pope Francis, Homily, Solemnity of Mary Most Holy, Mother of God, January 1, 2014
As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to "Our Lady, Undoer of Knots." On the first day after his election to the papacy, he visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome to place flowers on the altar and pray for Mary's help and protection. Since that day, he has continued to shine a light on the woman he calls "the first pilgrim" and "the perfect disciple."
The writings, homilies, prayers, talks, and even tweets of Pope Francis in this book gather his most important and inspiring words about Mary. For Pope Francis, Mary is an icon of wisdom, strength, courage and joyful hope. Her unconditional "yes" to God encourages modern believers to say "yes" to God's call today. We must turn to Mary often, he says, for she is a mighty intercessor and a faithful companion on our spiritual journey.
"Mary is so closely united to Jesus because she received from him the knowledge of the heart, the knowledge of faith, nourished by her experience as a mother and by her close relationship with her Son." --Pope Francis, January 1, 2015
Because Pope Francis highlights Mary's "feminine genius" and her receptivity to divine guidance--something to which believers of many religious tradition aspire--people of many faiths will find nourishment in the Pope's words.
A 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Award winner.The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.