You may wonder why the Church celebrates so many feasts in honor of Mary throughout the year. You may also wonder what meaning they have for your own life. Fr. Peter John Cameron considers some of the major "mysteries" associated with the Mother of God not only to help you better understand these feasts, but also to help you see that Mary is always at hand, ready to help you become who you are meant to be. She stands in solidarity with you so that you might stand in solidarity with her Son, living your life to the fullest.
This handy guide to the Church Marian feasts offers reflections to encourage meditation on the 13 principal Marian mysteries celebrated by the Church. Chapters unfold according to the chronology of Mary's life, starting with the Immaculate Conception and including, for example, her birthday, the Annunciation, the Visitation, her sorrows, etc.
Peter John Cameron
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., is the founding editor-in-chief of the monthly worship aid MAGNIFICAT. He is also the artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City. His other books include The Classics of Catholic Spirituality, Why Preach: Encountering Christ in God's Word, and Jesus, Present Before Me: Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration (Servant Books).