Mother of Redeemer (Anniv Ed)

Pope John Paul Ii
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Pauline Books & Media B

Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II's encyclical, Mother of the Redeemer

Redemptoris Mater. Published on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, 1987 this encyclical focuses on Mary as a model of faith and her maternal mediation in the life of the Church. Pope John Paul II urges you to consider Mary's unwavering faith, meditate on her unique role in God's salvific plan, and emulate her in your daily life. In light of Pope Benedict XVI's declaration of the Year of Faith-to be observed between October 11, 2012 and November 24, 2013-now is the perfect time to become inspired by Mary's faith.

This expanded Anniversary Edition offers the complete text of the encyclical, along with a rich commentary written by Marian expert M. Jean Frisk. By illuminating central points and unpacking difficult concepts, she makes the language of this papal document more accessible. With her warm and inviting style, she engages you with reflection questions, ideas to ponder, prayers, and actions to perform. Suited for individual or group use, this book will help you understand the encyclical with your mind and with your heart.

Whether you are revisiting or introducing yourself to this landmark encyclical, you are given an opportunity to renew your understanding of Mary-her presence in the mystery of Christ through grace, her sharing in the mystery through faith, and her extension of that faith into the heart of the community of the Church. In this experience, you not only encounter Mary, but you are drawn closer to her Son, our Redeemer.

5.00 x 7.19
A member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, M. Jean Frisk holds a licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. Her research explores how we teach about Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in catechetical texts and media resources. She has authored award-winning texts on various aspects of Marian spirituality, is a textbook consultant, and teaches Marian catechesis at the International Marian Research Institute where she also oversees the maintenance of Marian art and a vast collection of nativities.

As someone who grew up Southern Baptist and converted to Catholicism, Mary was always my biggest stumbling block. I've read many books on her and I don't doubt her importance in salvation history, but I am still working on developing a more personal relationship with her. I believe it will come in time, and I believe I am making progress, but it is slow going, but the best things in life usually are. The words of Pope John Paul II on Mary show a great devotion and love for her and have helped me inch closer in my relationship with her. If you would like to read the words of a great saint on an even greater saint, then I recommend you pick up a copy of Mother of the Redeemer.
-Stuart Dunn, Blog post from Stuart's Study

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