The Blessed Virgin According to the Gospels (Paperback)
" Behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty, hath done great things to me." (Luke 1: 48-49)
"I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. ... My memory is unto everlasting generations. ... He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me, shall not sin. They that explain me shall have life everlasting." (Eccles. 24: 24-25, 28-31)
Answering this holy call to explain the greatness of the Mother of God, Fr. Marin de Boylesve, S.J. (1813-1892) provided a beautiful set of thirty-one meditations on the life of the Blessed Virgin as presented in the Gospels for May, the Month of Mary, which also aptly serves for the other months dedicated to her or contain her feasts, such as March for the Annunciation, August in honour of the Assumption, October, month of the Holy Rosary, and December, month of the Immaculate Conception and the Birth of Christ. This set of meditations is also perfect spiritual reading for any time of the year.
The first English translation from the original French, this new edition also features a biography of the author, information on the Holy Rosary and the Brown Scapular, the original secrets of La Salette sent to Pius IX, additional devotions to the Blessed Virgin, and also 37 illustrations. A classic for your spiritual reading library.
About the Author: Fr. Marin de Boylesve is best remembered in France for spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart with his writings thereby promoting the cause for the construction of the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris.