Mary Mother of Apostles
Mary Mother of Apostles

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Forlai, Giuseppe 

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Mary, Mother of Apostles

About this Book:

Do you wish you could develop a deeper understanding of Mary's role in the Church today? Do you ever wonder how devotion to Mary can help us bring others to Christ? Find the answers to your questions and more in Mary, Mother of Apostles which offers a thoughtful and stunning meditation on Mary's role in our lives. This book powerfully connects the Mariology of Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family, with that of St. Louis de Montfort and St. John Paul II.

Subtitled How to Live Marian Devotion to Proclaim Christ, this book helps readers understand Mary's place in their spiritual lives. It offers new insights for those wishing to deepen their spirituality and devotion or consecration to Mary. Simple, yet compelling, it outlines the nature of the Christian apostle in the spirit of Mary.

Author Giuseppe Forlai is a priest of the diocese of Rome who holds a doctorate in theology with a specialization in Mariology. Forlai starts with de Monfort's "both/and" approach to Marian devotion-"the more one is consecrated to Mary, the more one is consecrated to Jesus." The author then integrates that idea with Pope John Paul II's strong Marian "totus tuus" devotion. Finally, he connects it to Blessed James Alberione's emphasis on Our Lady's role in the new evangelization and how to live Marian devotion in proclaiming Christ. Engaging the mind, will and heart of readers, this book leads them deeper into their own Marian devotion, showing them how Mary wants to form Jesus in us, so that we can in turn give Jesus to the world.

"In reality, that day [Pentecost] has never ended in the life of the Church. Today, as then, the Mother of the Lord is present in every place where the Holy Spirit enkindles hearts and transforms limited and fearful people, even great public sinners, into apostles of the Kingdom." (From the Introduction)

Features & Benefits:

  • provides a Christ-centered approach to Marian devotion
  • shows how Marian devotion leads to Jesus in "Christification"
  • the only book currently available in English that offers Blessed James Alberione's approach to Mary
  • explains the role of the Holy Spirit in our Marian devotion
  • underscores Our Lady's role in the new evangelization
  • appeals to clergy, religious, and laypeople alike
  • features the Marian thought of three of the Church's great luminaries: de Montfort, John Paul II, and Alberione
  • each chapter contains a brief summary of the content, along with some texts from the teaching of Pope John Paul II, the writings of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716) and Blessed James Alberione (1884-1971).

About the Author:

Father Giuseppe Forlai is a spiritual director at the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary and has published many books in the area of spirituality. He is a member of the Institute of Jesus the Priest, founded by Blessed James Alberione, and has taught Mariology at institutions including the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback
Trim size: 5 x 7¼ inches
Pages: 128 Pages

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Katherine says...
Featuring just over 100 pages, this little book packs in some serious doctrine and helps define and defend the importance of Marian devotion. I mistook its size for a quick read, and while it has been, it is also theologically rich and presents a multitude of Scripture references and selected readings from other Marian theologians like St. John Paul II, Bl. James Alberione, and St. Louis de Montfort. Im leading a Marian Consecration group later this fall, so this was the perfect refresher to get me excited about helping others (and myself) better know and love the Mother of the Apostles. Pauline Books & Media provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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