Mary, the mother of Jesus, has been revered for centuries by people from all over the world. She is a paragon of humility, righteousness and dedication, and her life as mother and prophet can serve as an example to us all.
In over two hundred selections, Spiritual Writings on Mary examines the essential aspects of Mary’s role in history and in life today. Selections from influential writers, thinkers and theologians—both ancient and modern, from a wide range of Western and Eastern backgrounds—explore what life may have been like for Mary, Joseph and Jesus, and celebrate the many ways in which Mary serves as a model of holiness for all women and men; as the archetype of motherhood; and as a source of tenderness, comfort, protection and peace.
Included are: Dante Alighieri • Hildegard of Bingen • Jalal-ud-Din Rumi • Bernard of Clairvaux • Birgitta of Sweden • Bonaventure • Sue Monk Kidd • Gerard Manley Hopkins
Now you can experience the power and grace of Mary even if you have no previous knowledge of Mariology. This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents the most stirring and evocative writings on Mary, conveying the ineffable love, awe, reverence and gratitude in the hearts of people all over the world for the holy mother of Jesus.
Mary Ford-Grabowsky is an award-winning author and teacher in the field of theology and spirituality. After receiving her doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary, she taught in the religious studies department at Regis College, edited the journal Fellowship in Prayer, and became academic dean at the University of Creation Spirituality in the San Francisco Bay area. Among her books are Stations of the Light, Sacred Voices, Woman Prayers , Prayers for All People, and Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love .
An experienced lecturer, workshop leader, and radio and television speaker, she is featured on the widely-acclaimed CD produced by the BBC, Hildegard von Bingen in Portrait, and her interview with "New Dimensions" radio in California was reproduced on a four-disc set called Women of Wisdom. She and her husband live in Massachusetts.