We call her our Mama Mary, but how well do we really know the woman who accepted her destiny as the mother of our Savior Jesus Christ?
These four engaging reads will not only enlighten you on her life, but they will also make you love and appreciate her even more! Read below. (Read: Four fun facts that prove Pope Francis’ love for Mama Mary)
Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross by Edward Sri
Revered by Catholics and believers as the Savior’s Mother, Mary was also a human being, someone we can all relate to and learn from, regardless of religion.
“It is my hope that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or other faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more,” said the author, “and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.” Available on Amazon.com.
See How She Loves Us: 50 Approved Apparitions of Our Lady by Joan Carroll Cruz
If you still need proof of Mary’s divine presence— or are a serious devotee of Our Lady— this book features meticulously researched accounts of her apparitions in 23 countries, all recognized and approved by local bishops and the Vatican. (Read: Antipolo Cathedral Joins 30 Marian Shrines for Global Rosary Month)
Those who purchased a copy found it interesting and easy to read. Available on Amazon.com.
Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God by Ginny Kubitz Moyer
What’s your relationship with Mama Mary? A woman battling anorexia nervosa describes how Mary helped her overcome her eating disorder. A trip to the Holy Land inspires an attorney to see the Blessed Virgin in a different light. And a mother and daughter explain why they consider Mary as a friend and ally. (Read: Mama Mary Helped Save My Niece, Now I Pray the Rosary Daily)
These and other personal accounts will have you recalling the times when Mary served as your loyal protector and intercessor. Available on Amazon.com.
The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Monfort and Mary Barbour
Just when you thought you knew everything there is to know about the rosary, here comes a book that will make you appreciate it even more. (Read: Here’s What the Pope Wants You to Know About Praying the Rosary)
Get more facts and insights into the set of prayers that was recited daily by the likes of St. Ignatius, St. Francis Xavier, and others. Fun fact: Rosary means “crown of roses,” and it’s believed that reciting one Hail Mary is akin to giving the Blessed Virgin a rose. Available on Amazon.com.