Author: Raphael Brown

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895559544

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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A masterpiece that combines the visions of four great Catholic mystics into one coherent story on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Based primarily on the famous revelations of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich and Ven. Mary of Agreda, it also includes many episodes described in the writings of St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schenau. To read this book, therefore, is to share in the magnificent visions granted to four of the most priviledged souls in the history of the Church. In complete harmony with the Gospel story, this book reads like a masterfully written novel. It includes such fascinating details as the birth and infancy of Mary, her espousal to St. Joseph and her Assumption into Heaven where she was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. For young and old alike, The Life of Mary As Seen by the Mystics will forever impress the reader with an inspiring and truly unforgettable understanding of the otherwise unknown facts concerning Mary and the Holy Family.
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Author: Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Clemens Brentano was a well-known and well-to-do German poet and writer. After he had met the German nun and mystic, Anna Emmerich, on September 24, 1818, he was so amazed, he decided to be her stenographer. He later wrote, “I feel that I must stay here, that I must not leave this admirable creature before her death. I feel that my mission is here, and that God has heard the prayer I made when I begged him to give me something to do for His glory that would not be above my strength. Aeterna Press
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300156138

Category:

Page: N.A

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From The Mystical City of God

Author: Ven Mary of Agreda

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618903098

Category: Religion

Page: 430

View: 5525

A shorter and faster reading popular abridgement of the Mystical City of God, this book just flows and flows. It includes Our Lady's participation in the events of Our Lord's Passion and death. It shows how the Angels served the Blessed Virgin, how the devils waged war against her, the special graces she received--such as, continual Eucharistic presence of Our Lord after she received Communion, frequent visits to Heaven during her life on earth, etc. Imprimatur
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Apparitions of Mary, Updated and Revised

Author: Catherine Odell

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 161278125X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4145

"...A treasure for those who seek to find Mary's presence, both in these astonishing appearances and in their daily lives." -- James Martin, author of My Life with the Saints For almost the lifespan of the Church, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been returning to the world she left almost twenty centuries ago. In its attractively redesigned and updated second edition, Those Who Saw Her brings readers the latest developments, updates, and Church statements on the apparitions of Mary -- the most famous apparitions at Guadalupe, Rue de Bac, La Salette, Lourdes, Pontmain, Knock, and Fatima, as well as the fascinating but less-known appearances at Akita, Japan; Kibeho, Rwanda; San Nicolas, Argentina; and Betania, Venezuela. The book also now includes a complete chapter on the 17th-century appearance of Mary to the young Benoite Rencurel at Laus, France. The Laus apparitions, approved in 2008, were the first Marian apparitions approved by the Church in the 21st century. Let Mary's prophetic messages bring comfort and hope to your life in this thorough and compelling presentation of the extraordinary visits of the Mother of God to her children around the world.
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A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross

Author: Edward Sri

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385348045

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being--a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn. In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother's faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her. “This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross,” writes Edward Sri “It is intended to be a highly readable, accessible work that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars of a variety of perspectives and traditions. With the riches of these insights, we will ponder what her journey of faith may have been like in order to draw out spiritual lessons for our own walk with God.” He add, “It is my hope, therefore, that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or other faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more, and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.”
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As Seen by Mystics and Historians

Author: Rosalie A. Turton

Publisher: 101 Foundation

ISBN: 9781890137380

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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This book is a compilation of what has been written about Saint Joseph by leading mystics and historians, including St. Faustina, St. Bridget of Sweden, Sr. Maria Cecilia Baij, Pope John Paul II, and others. As one reads what these experts reveal, the dignity of Saint Joseph becomes obvious -- even to an awesome degree. It is the editor's hope that the reader will become increasingly aware of the greatness and power of Saint Joseph, and with confident expectation, will humbly supplicate in all things, "Saint Joseph, pray for us". Includes the official action of the Church in devotion to St. Joseph, novenas, prayers, and the Litany of Saint Joseph.
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The Mystery of Mary as Mediatrix in the Teaching of Fulton J. Sheen

Author: Peter J. Howard

Publisher: Leonine Publishers

ISBN: 9781942190066

Category: Theology

Page: 368

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As the Church approaches the apex of the most extraordinary Marian age in history, the Holy Spirit is unveiling the deepest secrets concerning His Bride, who revealed herself to St. Bernadette as The Immaculate Conception. The visions granted to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830, which led to the molding of the Miraculous Medal, and the teachings of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe emphasized an inseparable relation between Mary as The Immaculate Conception and her special role as Mediatrix of all graces. How do we best understand the full import of this role and its relevance to a Church navigating through the most turbulent seas in her history? Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, called by many "a prophet for our times," provides some of the most penetrating insights into this mystery, so that no matter what one's prior understanding is of the Mother of God, they will never look at her the same way again. Enjoy fresh and invigorating insights into the mystery of the one chosen to bridge a fallen humanity with the Holy Trinity...the one whose unique place in the history of salvation is unveiled by the singular title..."The Woman."
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A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother

Author: Lesley Hazleton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596917997

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Starting with a dark-skinned girl barely out of adolescence when she gives birth, Lesley Hazleton weaves together the many facets of Mary's existence: peasant villager, wise woman and healer, activist, mother, teacher, and yes, virgin, though in a sense we have long forgotten. She follows her through the worst any mother can experience-the excruciating death of her child-and then looks at how she transforms grief into wisdom, disaster into renewal. Strong and courageous, the Mary we see here does not merely assent to her role in history, but chooses it and lives it to the fullest.
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Author: Maria Cecilia Baij

Publisher: 101 Foundation

ISBN: 9781890137014

Category: Religion

Page: 418

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Saint Joseph lived his life hidden in the Divine Light of the Sacred Mysteries. He was a living prayer of faith, trust, and dedication. Understand more clearly the great humility of dear Saint Joseph, who was constantly aware of the goodness of God and the nothingness of himself, in this beautiful account of his life, as revealed by Jesus to Sister Maria Cecilia Baij in 1736.
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Book 1

Author: Very Rev. Carl E. Schmöger

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618902652

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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The definitive life of Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a German Augustinian nun, mystic, stigmatist, visionary, prophet and victim soul. This set of books contains her prophecies and amazing revelations on every aspect of the Faith. Gives a holy feeling just to read it.
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Author: Raphael Brown

Publisher: Tan Books & Pub

ISBN: 9780895555069

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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Numerous beautiful, true stories about canonized Saints who saw and spoke with the Blessed Mother, e.g., St. Gertrude the Great, St. Francis, St. Bridget, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, etc.--17 in all. Imparts a profound realization about the loving role of Mary in the lives of the faithful. One of the most enlightening, enjoyable and inspiring books a person will ever encounter! Impr. 155 pgs, PB
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In the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich

Author: Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618903314

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich are the world's greatest source of detail on the life of St. Mary Magdalen -- great sinner and penitent. Fully referenced to The Life of Jesus Christ (their source), these pages agree completely with Sacred Scripture, but also tell of Mary Magdalen's sinful life from age 9, her extravagant attire, her second repentence after falling back into sin, her exorcism by Our Lord, His defense of her against the self-righteous, her relationship with Martha and Lazarus, her external appearance, her role at Calvary and much more.
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Author: Rev. Fr. Carl G. Schulte

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895559994

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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The Life of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey and Mary's House in Ephesus tells the story of a faith-filled woman's life of service and her quest to discover the house of the Blessed Virgin in Ephesus. Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey, a Daughter of Charity, responded to God's call and dedicated her life to find Christ, the Word made Flesh, in service to the poor. The first twenty-five years of her ministry were spent caring for the homebound, educating children, accompanying youth in their spiritual journey, and finding families for orphans. In 1886, Sister Marie was sent to Smyrna, near Ephesus, Turkey, where she entered a world very different from her own. While serving in the hospital there, Sister Marie read and shared with her own Sisters and the local Vincentian priests The Life of the Blessed Virgin, by Anne Catherine Emmerich, which recorded the events of Mary's last years spent in Ephesus in a house built for her by St. John. Because of Sister Marie's great devotion to the Blessed Mother, she was determined to find this sacred spot. Through collaboration with her Vincentian brothers, local Muslim guides, and the people of the area, Mary's house was found; but the discovery was just the beginning. Once rebuilt, Mary's house became a place where Muslims and Christians assembled in peace side by side as they came to honor Mary. The Life of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey and Mary's House in Ephesus will inspire readers with the remarkable story of a faith-filled woman's life and her quest to discover the house of the Blessed Virgin in Ephesus.
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The Miraculous Story of Its Journey from Nazareth to a Hillside in Italy

Author: Godfrey F. Phillips

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1622824482

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Come to know the house of the Virgin Mary which, according to numberless saints, scores of popes, and many official documents of the Vatican (and to protect it from the depredations of the Saracens) was in the late 1200s miraculously transported from Mary’s village of Nazareth to a hillside in Italy. In this house, the Virgin Mary herself was born, she was saluted by the angel Gabriel, and Jesus himself became flesh. There he spent the first twelve years of his life. Rev. G.E. Phillips’ book, The House of the Virgin Mary, is the comprehensive tale of the Holy House in Nazareth, and its miraculous transport to Loreto, Italy – a delightful book that carefully lays out the evidence for the miracle and affords you detailed, convincing answers to those who have challenged it. You’ll learn about: Its veneration in Nazareth before it mysteriously disappeared, leaving only its foundationIts sudden, miraculous appearance on a hillside in Italy, dismaying local residents How amazed Italians used exacting detective skills in Italy and later in Palestine to discover where the house had come fromHow believers have venerated Our Lady of Loreto and revered her Holy House for over 700 years now (shouldn’t you, too?)The story of the fifteenth century erection of a magnificent basilica over the humble Holy House and the sixteenth century enclosing of the fragile structure in a grand marble encasementThe cure in the Holy House of two Popes in succession (and the tale of many other miracles witnessed there) Among the evidence brought forth in this powerful book are: Scores of quotations from 13th century witnesses, and from hundreds of scholars and visitors in the seven centuries since thenOther original sources from three nations: letters, wills, testimony, summaries, official reports from ancient archives, and documents (including encyclicals) from the Vatican itself testifying to the authenticity of the miracle and the merit of devotion to the Holy House and Our Lady of Loreto. Believers will be thrilled and consoled by the evidence presented here; skeptics will have their skepticism tempered and many will even come to see the truth about the Holy House: it is a miraculous dwelling, testimony in stone to the loving power of our God. That’s why pontiff after pontiff has encouraged belief in the miraculous transport of the Holy House to Italy and why the same belief has been rapturously adopted by a host of saints including many Doctors of the Church. Over 45 popes have sanctioned the story of the transport, including Popes Benedict XII, Blessed Urban V, Urban VI, Pope Paul II, Julius II, Leo X, St. Pius V, Gregory XIII, Sixtus V, Clement VIII, Clement X, Innocent XII, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius X, Benedict XV, and many others. Countless saints, too, have gone on pilgrimage there, including St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Francis of Sales, St. Benedict Labre, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and others. Perhaps it’s finally time for you to learn about Our Lady of Loreto and her Holy House, and to receive from devotion to them the many new heavenly graces and benefits the Church promises will be yours.
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Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females

Author: Serinity Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019065970X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, tales of flying women--some carried by wings, others by rainbows, floating scarves, or flying horses--reveal both fascination with and ambivalence about female power and sexuality. In Women Who Fly, Serinity Young examines the motif of the flying woman as it appears in a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, expressed in legends, myths, rituals, sacred narratives, and artistic productions. She introduces a wide range of such figures, including supernatural women like the Valkyries of Norse legend, who transport men to immortality; winged deities like the Greek goddesses Iris and Nike; figures of terror like the Furies, witches, and succubi, airborne Christian mystics, and wayward women like Lilith and Morgan le Fay. Looking beyond the supernatural, Young examines the extraordinary mythology surrounding twentieth-century female aviators like Amelia Earhart and Hanna Reitsch. Throughout, the book Young traces the inextricable link between female power and sexuality and the male desire to control it. This is most vividly portrayed in the twelfth-century Niebelungenlied, in which the proud warrior-queen Brünnhilde loses her great physical strength when she is tricked into giving up her virginity. Centuries earlier the theme is seen in Euripides' play Medea, in which the title character--enraged by her husband's intention to marry a younger woman--uses her divine powers in revenge, wreaking chaos and destruction around her. It is a theme that remains tangible even in the twentieth-century exploits of the comic book character Wonder Woman who, Young argues, retains her physical strength only because her love for fellow aviator Steve Trevor goes unrequited. The first book to systematically chronicle the figure of the flying woman in myth, literature, art, and pop culture, Women Who Fly is an exciting, fresh look at the ways in which women have both influenced and been understood by society and religious traditions around the world.
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Author: Evelyn Underhill,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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SINCE any real attempt to give an account of the Mystics of the Church must involve in the end a history of personal religion in its most intense form, and its relation to the corporate Christian life, it is obvious that such an undertaking would need many years, many volumes, and much deep knowledge of the human soul. This little book can only hint at the richness and variety of the material with which anyone who tries to tell the spiritual history of the Christian Church will have to deal. It does not even claim the completeness of a catalogue; but selects from among the vast company of mystical saints a few of those whose greatness is most closely connected with their dependence on, and contribution to, the family life of the household of faith.
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Author: Pope Benedict XVI

Publisher: USCCB

ISBN: 9781601370549

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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Collection of the Pope's thoughts and reflections on Mary.
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