Mary Mother of Apostles - How to Live Marian Devotion to Proclaim Christ
Mary, Mother of Apostles
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)