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Mary in the Middle Ages

Mary in the Middle Ages

In his book Mary and the Fathers of the Church , Fr. Luigi Gambero presented a comprehensive survey of Marian doctrine and devotion during the first eight Christian centuries. Mary in the Middle Ages continues this journey up to the end of the fifteenth century, surveying the growth of Marian doctrine and devotion during one of the most important eras of Christian history: the Middle Ages. ' Fr. Gambero presents the thoughts, words, and prayers of great theologians, bishops, monks, and mystics who witnessed to and promoted the dedication of the Christian people to the Mother of God. Each chapter concludes with readings from the works of these important authors. Many of these texts have never before been translated into English. More than thirty great figures each receive an entire chapter, including such giants as the St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Bonaventure, St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Brigid of Sweden, and Raymond Lull. ' ' “A fascinating picture of one of the foundational elements of modern Catholic theology, namely, devotion. All in all, a worthwhile and informative study of devotion to the Blessed Virgin.? ' "Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. ' ' “This book is indispensable for current'students of Mariology.? ' "Kenneth Baker, S.J.


Footprints of God: Mary - Study Guide

Footprints of God: Mary - Study Guide

To follow along with films in the Footprints of God series, you can purchase a study guide for only a dollar! These handy booklets will take you through each chapter of the film. It features:'' - References the Bible AND The Catechism of the Catholic Church'' - Includes study questions for groups'' - A bibliography is included for those who want to learn more'' - Perfect for families, parish bible study, CCD, or Catholic schools


Mary in the Redemption

Mary in the Redemption

Adrienne Von Speyr Adrienne Von Speyr was a convert to Catholicism, a medical doctor, wife, mystic and author of some 70 books on spirituality. In this profound work on Our Lady, Von Speyr explores Mary's participation with Christ in our redemption, and the unique relationship that each of us should have with our spiritual mother. “A beautiful book, beautifully received by the author in prayer. The reader is plunged into the mystery of Mary's co-redemption in an individual manner as our Mother wishes for us. Avoiding the extremes of sentimental devotion or a radical feminist usurpation of Mary, von Speyr's account brings us right into the center of truth. It offers us a bridge between the warm intuitions of our hearts and theological formulations that might sometimes seem cold. Infused mystical theology at the height. Alleluia.? "Ronda Chervin, Author, Kiss from the Cross “Mary's unique role in the saga of salvation has been pondered by theologians and mystics, popes and saints. Von Speyr has thought deeply and profoundly on Mary's role and gives us precious insights and exhibits profound wisdom.? "Stephen K. Ray, Author, Crossing the Tiber Adrienne von Speyr entered the Church under the direction of Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar, who was her confessor for 27 years. Her numerous works include Handmaid of the Lord, Confession and The World of Prayer


Mary for Today

Mary for Today

Hans Urs von Balthasar The acclaimed theologian von Balthasar gathers from the Sacred Scriptures and the richest tradition of the Church the elements of a portrait which shows Mary's place and her relevance for today. Sewn Softcover


Mary of Nazareth

Mary of Nazareth

From acclaimed French film director Jean Delannoy comes this beautiful drama about Our Lady that traces her life as the blessed mother of Jesus, the wife of the humble carpenter, Joseph, and as an inspiring symbol of purity and faith. A unique perspective of the life of our Savior through the eyes of his Blessed Mother. Filmed on location in the Middle East featuring 110 actors and 8,500 extras.' '


Mary, Our Mother and Guide (Leader's Guide)

Mary, Our Mother and Guide (Leader's Guide)

Mary and Mother Guide - Understanding Mary's role in Salvation History, the Church, and Our Lives Today '' For Catholics, Mary comes to us in much the same way our own mothers do. She is part of the family and there is a natural bond there. Yet many of us don't fully understand her role in the family. Some people think that having deep emotional attachment to Mary is all there should be. Others never develop much of a relationship with her and struggle when they are greeted with the hostility surrounding Mary outside the Catholic Church and are unable to explain our devotion to Mary. These misconceptions keep us from more fully knowing and learning from Mary who, like no other, can show us how to more fully know her son Jesus and be faithful children of God. '' In this edition of the Catholic Faith Explorers series: Mary, Our Mother and Guide, you will learn with the Leader's Guide: '' what Scripture and Tradition have the say about Mary, ' who she is for us and how she points us to her Son,' how Mary is related to us in the Body of Christ,' how we can deepen our relationship with her as we deepen our relationship with God and his Holy Church, and ' how Mary shows us how to be better disciples of Jesus Christ.'


Mary, Our Mother and Guide (Participant's Workbook)

Mary, Our Mother and Guide (Participant's Workbook)

Mary and Mother Guide - Understanding Mary's role in Salvation History, the Church, and Our Lives Today '' For Catholics, Mary comes to us in much the same way our own mothers do. She is part of the family and there is a natural bond there. Yet many of us don't fully understand her role in the family. Some people think that having deep emotional attachment to Mary is all there should be. Others never develop much of a relationship with her and struggle when they are greeted with the hostility surrounding Mary outside the Catholic Church and are unable to explain our devotion to Mary. These misconceptions keep us from more fully knowing and learning from Mary who, like no other, can show us how to more fully know her son Jesus and be faithful children of God. '' This edition of the Catholic Faith Explorers series: Mary, Our Mother and Guide, you will learn with the Participants Workbook: '' what Scripture and Tradition have the say about Mary, ' who she is for us and how she points us to her Son,' how Mary is related to us in the Body of Christ,' how we can deepen our relationship with her as we deepen our relationship with God and his Holy Church, and ' how Mary shows us how to be better disciples of Jesus Christ.'


Mary: The Mother of God

Mary: The Mother of God

This second film in the the Footprints of God series follows Mary on her extraordinary journey on location in Turkey, Israel and Greece with popular Catholic author and speaker Stephen Ray as guide. Down-to-earth teaching on subjects like Mary's Immaculate Conception, Assumption into Heaven, and her role of intercessor, and more are offered in an energized, high-impact style that combines the best elements of a travel documentary, biography, Bible study, apologetics course, and church history review. A comprehensive Study Guide is included. ''


Mary and the Fathers of the Church

Mary and the Fathers of the Church

Father Luigi Gambero, internationally-known expert on early Christianity, presents a comprehensive survey of the development of Marian doctrine and devotion during the first eight centuries. Focusing on the lives and works of over thirty of the most famous Church Fathers and early Christian writers, Fr. Gambero has produced a clear and readable summary of the richness of the patristic age's theological and devotional approach to the Mother of God. The book contains numerous citations from the works of those men who developed the defining Christological and Mariological positions that have constituted the foundational doctrinal teaching of the Church. Each chapter concludes with an extended reading from the works of the patristic authors. A number of these texts have never before been published in English. The thought of the Fathers and early Christian writers continues to fascinate readers today. Their theological acuity and spiritual depth led them faithfully into the mysteries of Sacred Scripture. Their vast experience made them reliable and trustworthy witnesses to the faith of the people of God. "A marvelous window onto Marian doctrine and devotion in the East and the West during that formative period for Church teaching. The text is equally accessible to scholar and first-time student, greatly aided by the fine translation. Highly recommended for all." - Fr. Peter Stravinskas "Solid and majestic scholarship such as this lets the Fathers speak to our own age when Mary's glory is neglected by skeptics and pantomimed by the superstitious." - Fr. George Rutler "A well-known patristics scholar presents a work of much-needed information on post-biblical developments in Marian devotion." - Fr. Johan Roten, S.M. Sewn Softcover


Mary: The Church at the Source

Mary: The Church at the Source

Two great theologians endeavor to recover the centrality of Marian doctrine and devotion for the contemporary Church, offering a spiritually rich approach to Mariology that brings into new relief the Marian contours of ecclesial faith. Ratzinger and von Balthasar show that Mary is both the embodiment of the Church, and the mother who co-operates in giving birth to the Church in the souls of believers. ' At once profound and yet readily accessible, Mary: The Church at the Source offers a theologically balanced and biblically grounded presentation of traditional and contemporary thought on Marian doctrine and spirituality. ' '"This book contains a treasury of reflections on the meaning of Mary for the Church, theology, and indeed for anthropology generally. An indispensable source for anyone who would understand the Marian doctrine intended by the Council and in the pontificate of John Paul II"and now Benedict XVI." ' ' "David Schindler, Ph.D. ' Academic Dean, John Paul II Institute ' '"This marvelous book of theological meditations on Mary by the two most important Catholic theologians of the 20th century explains why Mary is such a peerless jewel set inside that wretched frame called human history. Because Mary is the very birthplace of the Church and thus the locus of all that gives us hope, our tainted and fallen race itself has hope." ' "Fr. Edward Oakes, S.J. ' Author, P attern of Redemption: The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar '' ' Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI , was for over two decades the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II. He is a renowned theologian and author of numerous works. Learn more about Pope Benedict! Visit the Works of Benedict ''XVI ' ' ' Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) , a man of towering intellect and extraordinary culture and the author of vast theological works, is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in theology from the 20th century to the present.' '''


Jesus Living in Mary

Jesus Living in Mary

St. Louis De Montfort This is a richly detailed docu-drama of the life and times of the great French Marian apostle. Shot on location in France, this portrait of the legendary mystic, preacher and writer includes reenactments of his life, interviews with experts on his spirituality, and the art, icons and music of his baroque age.


Mary: The Mother of God

Mary: The Mother of God

This second film in the Footprints of God series follows Mary on her extraordinary journey on location in Turkey, Israel and Greece with popular Catholic author and speaker Stephen Ray as guide. Down-to-earth teaching on subjects like Mary's Immaculate Conception, Assumption into Heaven, and her role of intercessor, and more are offered in an energized, high-impact style that combines the best elements of a travel documentary, biography, Bible study, apologetics course, and church history review. A comprehensive Study Guide is included.''


The Greatest Figures of Salvation History: Jesus and Mary

The Greatest Figures of Salvation History: Jesus and Mary

' The Greatest Figures of Salvation History ' The Footprints of God series take you on journeys of discovery through the lands of the Bible to meet the key figures in salvation history. Now enjoy Steve Ray's fascinating conversations with experts on each of the topics, uncovering even more interesting facts.' ' 'In this double-interview program, Steve interviews Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Biblical scholar and EWTN host, and digs deeper into the life and times of Jesus and his Passion. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna and the editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, joins Steve to talk about the life and mystery of Mary and the Marian doctrines. These unscripted conversations are lively and enertaining, theologically rich and thought provoking about the story of salvation.


Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary

'A painting of the Immaculate Heart by artist Tracy Christianson. An exquisite depiction of a gentle and serene image of Our Lady, with warm rays emanating from her heart. '


Mary: God's Yes to Man

Mary: God's Yes to Man

Encyclical Letter of John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater Introduction by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger , Commentary by Hans Urs von Balthasar . Pope John Paul II's only encyclical on our Blessed Mother, with introduction by the Cardinal Prefect of the congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, and commentary by one of the world's leading Catholic theologians, Hans Urs von Balthasar. The Church's supreme magisterium and representative of the Church's most penetrating theological reflection combine to provide for all the faithful a rich and concise compendium of the Mother of the Redeemer. The development of traditional Marian dogma in the light of the present day bears the Pope's unmistakable personal stamp. The three parts of the encyclical ("Mary in the Mystery of Christ", "The Mother of God in the Midst of the Pilgrim Church" and "Motherly Mediation") draw predominantly from two sources: Sacred Scripture and the central documents of the Second Vatican Council. There is a particular emphasis on ecumenism. What binds all Christians to Mary becomes ever clearer: she is the model of their faith. "Preparing for the advent of the year 2000, the great memorial of Christ's birth, is a fundamental concern of the encyclical. In the liturgy, Advent is a Marian time: the time when Mary made room in her womb for the Savior of the world and bore within her humanity's hope and expectation. Celebrating Advent means becoming Marian, imitating Mary's unconditional Yes which is ever anew the place of God's birth, the ofullness of time'" -- Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger Joseph Ratzinger , now Pope Benedict XVI, was for over two decades The Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II. He is the author of Spirit of the Liturgy, Salt of the Earth, Introduction to Christianity, God and the World, Milestones, Called to Communion, God Is Near Us , and many other works published by Ignatius Press. Sewn Softcover


 
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