The Other Faces of Mary

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The Other Faces of Mary

Stories, Devotions, and Pictures of the Holy Virgin from Around the World

Ann Ball, a leading Catholic devotional writer, shares the stories and images of the Holy Virgin from around the world, each one beautiful and unexpected, and all a tribute to the enduring power and appeal of the Mother of God.

Images of Mary, from Michelangelo's famous Pietà, to the visions that have appeared to the faithful at Lourdes and Fatima, abound in the art and culture of the past as well as the present. In this exciting volume, Ann Ball reveals some of the lesser-known images and depictions of the Holy Virgin including portrayals of her as a young infant and her dormition.

Local stories of the devotions and miracles of the Virgin, as well as testimonies and letters from people around the world describe the Virgin in her many aspects. By contemplating new or unfamiliar faces of Mary, we witness the cultural diversity and universal message of the Catholic Church.

Locations and stories include:

Vietnam: Our Lady of Tra Kieu
Mexico: Divina Infantita
China: Our Lady of Peking
Peru: Our Lady of Chapi
Nigeria: Queen and Protectress of Nigeria
Japan: The Wheat-bearing Mary
India: Our Lady of Health
Germany and Argentina: The Virgin Who Unties Knots
Spain: La Virgen de las Cuevas (Virgin of the Caves)

9780824522551
Paperback / 184 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
CROSSROAD, 2004